Period of duration of course
Suggested audience: IV and V year students.
Prerequisites: Theory of finite groups, till the existence and properties of Sylow subgroups. Elements of general topology. Galois theory of finite extensions
Profinite sets, and their topology. Profinite groups. Infinite Galois extensions. Cohomology of discrete and profinite groups. Arithmetic applications.
Teaching the theory of profinite groups.
J.P. Serre, Galois Cohomology, Springer Verlag