Introduction to Sheaf Cohomology

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 1:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 255
Matt Baker – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
John Etnyre
After a few remarks to tie up some loose ends from last week's talk on locally ringed spaces, I will discuss exact sequences of sheaves and give some natural examples coming from real, complex, and algebraic geometry. In the context of these examples, we'll see that a surjective map of sheaves (meaning a morphism of sheaves which is surjective on the level of stalks) need not be surjective on global sections. This observation will be used to motivate the need for "sheaf cohomology" (which will be discussed in detail in subsequent talks).