2017-2018 / MATH0490-1

Questions of differential geometry


30h Th, 10h Pr, 20h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Pierre Mathonet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Le contents of the lectures vary according to the current interests of the team of differential geometry and of the students that follow the lectures. The main themes are classical questions of differential geometry or questions related to the current research done by the research group in differential geometry.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student should learn a few current research topics in differential geometry, and also how to present such a topic in a seminar session.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The course "géométrie différentielle I" is obviously a prerequisite for this series of lectures. The courses "geometrie différentielle II" and "Algèbres de Lie" might be prerequisites for some of the seminar sessions.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The students will follow lectures and will also present some of the lectures.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

It is a face-to-face mode of delivery.

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

The presentation of seminar sessions as well as the personal work to prepare the sessions will be taken into account, together with a potential classical exam. This exam (if any) will be organized in January or in June, after discussion with the students and the "conseil des études".

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Feel free to contact me for any question, preferably by e-mail : P.Mathonet@ulg.ac.be to make an appointment or for very short questions, or come to my office: Building B37, Grande Traverse 12 - Sart Tilman, office 0/27. You can also try to call me on the phone 04/366 94 80.