# Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

## FACULTY

#### Stephen Humphries

###### PROFESSOR

Dr. Humphries explores topics in low-dimensional topology and group theory. Some of his specific research areas include representation of braid groups, weak Cayley table functions, and intersection number functions for curves on discs.

#### Tyler Jarvis

###### PROFESSOR

Dr. Jarvis specializes in problems dealing with algebraic geometry, including the gauged linear sigma model and inertial products. He brings his mathematical expertise to bear on a number of issues within physics, such as quantum singularity theory.

#### Pace Nielsen

###### ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Dr. Nielsen is a recognized expert in noncommutative ring theory. He is one of the most productive researchers in the department, publishing an average of four papers per year. He also studies prime numbers and their characteristics.

#### Nathan Priddis

###### ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Priddis uses algebraic geometry to research and explain string theory. His research allows for an effective, low-cost method of investigating the intricacies of string theory.