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As the title suggests, I'm trying to read this paper. But it demands a lot of prerequisite knowledge that I'm not just unaware of, but I'm having trouble narrowing down what books and notes I can take up to bridge the gap between my current knowledge and knowledge required to understand this paper.

My background is modest, I'm currently taking a course in p-adic analysis. I have finished a majority of Harris's Algebraic Geometry, and perused through Hartshorne's book, and made major progress with Vakil's The Rising Sea.

You can find the paper here

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    $\begingroup$ Why not just start reading? And if you don’t understand something ask a specific question about it here. I don’t think anyone can really say what you have to read to understand a paper. $\endgroup$ – Samir Canning Nov 14 '18 at 5:45

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