# Sjoerd de Vries: What is a scheme?

**Time: **
Wed 2022-04-20 14.00 - 15.00

**Location: **
Kräftriket, House 5, Room 32

**Participating: **
Sjoerd de Vries (Stockholm University)

### Abstract

Schemes, as we know them, were introduced by Grothendieck in 1960. 62 years later, it is safe to say that Schemes have revolutionized algebraic geometry and with it, much of pure mathematics. There is no real easy introduction to schemes, but in this talk I will try to define and motivate what it's all about.