Department of Mathematics
Algebraic geometry research group

Algebraic Geometry

Algebraic geometry studies geometric objects that have an algebraic structure: curves, surfaces and higher dimensional manifolds that locally can be described as zero loci of systems of polynomials. Here there is a rich interplay with modern abstract algebra, topology and complex analysis. Some of the issues are classic and go back up to two hundred years, while others are, for example, related to problems in modern theoretical physics.

Permanent faculty in the group:


Postdoctoral Researchers:


PhD Students:

  • Eugenia Ferrari (student of Sofia Tirabassi, since August 2016)
  • Magnus Roe Vodrup (student of Sofia Tirabassi, since October 2017)


Master Students:

  • Morten Øygarden (student of Sofia Tirabassi, since January 2017)


Algebra and Geometry Seminar:

We run a seminar with both internal and external speaker. For the Fall semester 2017 this will be held on Thursday at 14:15 in Hjoernet (Realfagbygget 4. et.). Everyone is welcome to come!!!


The research interests of the faculty in Bergen span a wide range of topics in algebraic geometry including:

  •      Derived Categories
  •      Complex algebraic and projective geometry
  •      Geometry in positive characteristic
  •      Birational geometry
  •      Deformation and degenerations of curves and surfaces
  •      Brill-Noether theory of compact Riemann surfaces
  •      Abelian varieties
  •      Moduli spaces and moduli stacks
  •      Obstruction Theories


Interested in knowing more? Click on the names of the faculty members to get to the respective homepages or the link "Interested in studying algebraic geometry?"  on the right. You can also come by for a chat.