**Reading Material:** [AG] Sections **1.1** and **1.2****Exercises:** [AG]: 1.1-1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17

On Wednesday, January 10th, we will discuss the remaining of Lecture 1 of *Deformations of Galois Representations* by G. Böckle and do the exercises.

From now until the start of the new semester in February, we will only have Q&A sessions.

We are excited to announce that there will be a winter school on algebraic geometry and number theory in **February 2024**. Please visit this link for more details and how to apply.

**Reading Material:** Chapter **12** from [CA]

- [CA]
*J. Milne,*A Primer on Commutative Algebra - [B]
*S. Bosch*, Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra

Please note that there **won’t** be any session on December **20th**.

**Reading Material:** Chapter **11** from [CA]**Exercises:** [CA]: **11.22** and **11.23**

- [CA]
*J. Milne,*A Primer on Commutative Algebra - [B]
*S. Bosch*, Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra

**Reading Material:** **§4.2** from [B]**Exercises:** [B]: **4.2.2**, **4.2.3, 4.2.4**, 4.2.5., 4.2.6, **4.2.7**, 4.2.9, **4.2.10**

- [CA]
*J. Milne,*A Primer on Commutative Algebra - [B]
*S. Bosch*, Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra

**Reading Material:** Chapters **7** and **8** from [CA], **§3.2** and **§3.3** from [B]**Exercises:** [B]: **3.2.1, 3.2.2**, 3.3.1, **3.3.2**, **3.3.3**., **3.3.5**, 3.3.6, 3.3.7

- [CA]
*J. Milne,*A Primer on Commutative Algebra - [B]
*S. Bosch*, Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra

We are taking a four-week break from our course. When we resume, We will study the lecture notes *Deformations of Galois Representations* by G. Böckle. The next class will be on **Wednesday, January 3rd**, and we will discuss Lecture 1, i.e., *Deformations of representations of proﬁnite groups*.

On **Wednesday, November 29th**, we will finish Chapter 5.