Modern algebra has its roots in the mathematics of the ancient world, arising out of the basic problem of solving equations. Following an explosive development in the twentieth century, it is now a vibrant, multi-faceted and wide-ranging branch of mathematics, having ties with almost every field of mathematics and computer science.

The interests of the algebra group at Northeastern include algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, representation theory, homological algebra, and quantum groups, with connections to combinatorics, singularities, Lie groups, topology, and physics.

Anthony Iarrobino
Donald King
V. Lakshmibai
Ivan Losev
Alex Martsinkovsky
David Massey
Egon Schulte
Alexander Suciu
Gordana Todorov
Valerio Toledano Laredo
Jonathan Weitsman