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Algebra

Algebra the study of of algebraic structures, that is, sets with a finite number of operations that satisfy a number of fixed axioms.  Algebra developed from the study of solutions of equations defined by polynomials and is now used as a tool in many areas of mathematics.  Algebraic Geometry refers to the powerful correspondence between algebraic and geometric problems.

At McMaster the research in these areas focuses on problems in combinatorial commutative algebra,  equivariant algebraic geometry, minimal free resolutions and syzygies, Newton-Okounkov bodies, and toric varieties.

Faculty in Algebra:

  • Megumi Harada - Symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry
  • Adam Van Tuyl - Commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and algebraic combinatorics

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Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca