## Introduction to toric geometry

### Prof. Ugo Bruzzo

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First semester: November to December 2012 (starting from November 8, 2012)

The course will give an introduction to toric varieties. This will also be a pretext for introducing a number of basic concepts in algebraic geometry.- Fans, polytopes and toric varieties.
- Basic geometry of toric varieties.
- Divisors, line bundles and their cohomology.