Faculty members doing research in Algebraic Geometry participate in the Five College Valley Geometry Seminar. In addition to being the main research seminar in algebraic geometry and related areas, this seminar also features talks intended for a general audience with geometric interests of some form or other.  The Algebraic Geometry Reading Seminar meets weekly and concentrates on most recent and exciting developments in Algebraic Geometry. Another goal of this seminar is to introduce interested graduate students to possible directions of research in Algebraic Geometry.

The Algebraic Geometry group at Umass Amherst coorganizes AGNES: Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series, a biannual regional conference in Algebraic Geometry with an emphasis on graduate students and young researchers.

In addition to regularly scheduled graduate courses, we offer reading courses, independent study projects, Honors Thesis advising, and REU (research experience for undergraduates) projects for interested graduate and undergraduate students. 

Faculty

Professor; Director, Graduate Program

A headshot of Tom Braden.
Research Interests: Topology of algebraic varieties; Representation Theory; Combinatorics
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Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Algebraic Geometry
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Professor; Director, Math PhD Graduate Admissions

Paul Gunnells writing on a chalkboard.
Research Interests: Number theory
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Professor

Eyal Markman.
Research Interests: Algebraic geometry
Eyal Markman.

Professor

A headshot of Alexei Oblomkov.
Research Interests: Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics
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Professor

Eric Sommers.
Research Interests: Representation Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics
Eric Sommers.

Professor

Jenia Tevelev.
Research Interests: Algebraic Geometry
Jenia Tevelev.

Emeritus

Emeritus Professor

Eduardo Cattani.
Research Interests: Algebraic geometry and applications
Eduardo Cattani.

Professor Emeritus

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Research Interests: Representation theory, algebraic geometry, Geometric Representation Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry
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Emeritus Professor

Peter Norman.
Research Interests: Abelian varieties, theta functions
Peter Norman.