# Perverse sheaves (Math 731)

** Time and location:** 11:30am - 1:00pm in 2866 East Hall, every Tuesday and Thursday

** Office hours: **Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

A syllabus can be found here.

## Problem sets

Problem set 1

Problem set 2 (updated on 10/18)

Problem set 3

Problem set 4 (updated on 10/19)

Problem set 5

## Summer seminar

A plan for the summer seminar on Weil II

## References

``Faisceaux pervers,'' better known as BBD
"Weil conjectures, perverse sheaves and l'adic Fourier transform" by R. Kiehl and R. Wiessauer
Goresky and Macpherson's original papers (1 and 2) on intersection homology; the first one develops the theory using geometric chains, while the second one gives Deligne's sheaf-theoretic formulation
Macpherson's notes on intersection homology and perverse sheaves
De Cataldo and Migliorini's survey paper on perverse sheaves and the decomposition theorem
Klingler's course notes on intersection cohomology and perverse sheaves
Massey's notes on vanishing cycles and perverse sheaves
Beilinson's paper on the derived category of perverse sheaves
Beilinson's paper on glueing perverse sheaves, and Ryan Reich's notes on it
Kleiman's article on the history of intersection cohomology
More references on etale cohomology