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Graduate Courses 2022/2023


The class schedule is subject to change at any time. Such changes are not always reflected immediately on this page. Please check classes.uoregon.edu for the accurate, live schedule for the term.

All the other courses are described in the University of Oregon Catalog. To view graduate courses offered in previous years, please visit the Graduate Course History page.

FALL 2022 WINTER 2023 SPRING 2023
513 Intro to Analysis I
M. Bownik
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
514 Intro to Analysis II
M. Bownik
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
515 Intro to Analysis III
M. Warren
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
531 Intro to Topology I
Y. Shen
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
532 Intro to Topology II
L. Fredrickson
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
534 Intro to Topology III
L. Fredrickson
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
544 Intro to Abstract Algebra I
P. Hersh
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
545 Intro to Abstract Algebra II
P. Hersh
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
546 Intro to Abstract Algebra III
A. Berenstein
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
607 Analysis Methods in Geometry and Topology
P. Lu
10:00 – 11:20 TR
607 Cluster Algebras
A. Berenstein
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
607 Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence
Y. Shen
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
607 Intro to Homological Algebra
A. Polishchuk
12:00 – 13:20 TR
607 Derived Categories in Algebraic Geometry
A. Polishchuk
12:00 – 13:20 TR
607 Machine Learning
D. Levin
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
616 Real Analysis
H. Lin
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
617 Real Analysis
H. Lin
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
618 Real Analysis
M. Bownik
9:00 – 9:50 MWF
634 Algebraic Topology
B. Botvinnik
11:00 – 11:50 MWF
635 Algebraic Topology
D. Sinha
11:00 – 11:50 MWF
636 Algebraic Topology
D. Sinha
11:00 – 11:50 MWF
647 Abstract Algebra
J. Brundan
15:00 – 15:50 MWF
648 Abstract Algebra
Y. Shen
15:00 – 15:50 MWF
649 Abstract Algebra
V. Ostrik
15:00 – 15:50 MWF
672 Theory of Probability
C. Sinclair
10:00 – 10:50 MWF
673 Theory of Probability
C. Sinclair
10:00 – 10:50 MWF
681 Representation Theory
B. Elias
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
682 Representation Theory II
J. Brundan
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
683 Representation Theory III
B. Elias
14:00 – 14:50 MWF
684 Advanced Analysis
C. Phillips
10:00 – 10:50 MWF
685 Advanced Analysis
C. Phillips
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
686 Hodge Theory
W. He
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
690 Characteristic Classes
B. Botvinnik
12:00 – 12:50 MWF
691 K-theory
C. Phillips
11:00 – 11:50 MWF
692 Infinity Categories
A. Cepek
11:00 – 11:50 MWF

Math Course Descriptions

616/617/618 Real Analysis

We will teach the courses (Math 616 and 617) based on the book Real Analysis:
Measure Theory, Integration, and Hilbert Spaces; and Functional Analysis: Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis, by Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi. We start with the concrete Lebesque measure and Lebseque integration on $R^d$.
Then we get into the differentiation. By a quick tour of the Hilbert space, then we use it to develop abstract theory of measure
and integration. This is our plan for the fall quarter.

For winter quarter, we study linear functional analysis (Banach spaces, revisiting Hilbert spaces and bounded linear operators). We begin with $L^p$-spaces. We plan to cover some harmonic analysis. If time permits we will discuss distributions and Sobolev spaces.

647/648/649 Abstract Algebra

647: category theory, multilinear algebra, introduction to ring theory and module theory
648: ring theory, module theory, representation theory of finite groups

681/682/683 Advanced Algebra Series

The 681-683 sequence is aimed at giving a thorough introduction to Algebraic Geometry.
In the first term we will follow chapter 1 of Hartshorne’s “Algebraic Geometry”.

684/685/686 Advanced Analysis Series

MA 684: Introduction to Modular Forms
This course will provide an introduction to modular forms, which play a central role in modern number theory. In addition to algebraic and analytic number theory, this topic has ties to algebraic geometry and representation theory and beyond. We will cover standard aspects of modular forms, for example definitions of modular forms, cusp forms, and Eisenstein series; dimension formulas; Hecke operators; connections with elliptic curves; and (as time allows) connections with Galois representations, congruences, L-functions, and/or automorphic forms. The recommended prerequisites for this course are the 600-level algebra and analysis sequences (although the 500-level sequences will suffice most of the time), as well as complex analysis and Fourier analysis (at the very least, being very clear on the definitions of “holomorphic” and “meromorphic,” plus being aware of the notion of a Fourier expansion).

MA 685: Harmonic and Functional Analysis of Frames
A frame is a generalization of the concept of a basis to sets which are overcomplete. That is, frame expansions are in general not unique and instead they satisfy a certain stability condition. Although frames were introduced in 1950’s, this area has experienced a renewed interest in recent years with the advent of wavelets. In this course we plan to explore the following topics depending on the interest of students.

1) General frames and Riesz bases in Hilbert spaces: dual frames, canonical dual frames, Naimark’s dilation theorem.
2) Frames in finite dimensional spaces: equiangular frames, fusion frames, connections with algebraic combinatorics and Littlewood-Richardson tableaux.
3) Frames in infinite dimensional spaces: Kadison’s Pythagorean Theorem, characterization of frame norms with prescribed frame operator and the Schur-Horn theorem.
4) Frames and Riesz bases in shift-invariant spaces.
5) The solution of the long standing Kadison-Singer problem and its equivalent formulation in terms of the paving conjecture, the Feichtinger conjecture, and the Bourgain-Tzafriri conjecture.

690/691/692 Advanced Topology/Geometry Series

MA 691: Classifying spaces
We will develop some relatively elementary topics { geometric cochains, Hopf invariants and
configuration spaces (GCHICS) { which can be fruitfully applied at the interface of algebraic
topology and geometric topology, algebra and combinatorics. Geometric cochains use submani-
folds to define cochains; Hopf invariants use linking numbers to distinguish homotopy as Hopf first
did; configuration spaces parametrize collections of points in a background space. Development
of these basic topics in turn rests on elementary differential topology, as treated in MA 531/2,
and this advanced course will be accessible to anyone who has done that course along with the
basic algebraic topology sequence, or is willing to fill in such material.
The course will develop three circles of thought (manifolds of thought?), where GCHICS are
applied to geometric topology, to group cohomology and related algebra, and to homotopy theory
of spaces. In comparison with first proposal(s) for this course, the current version is simultaneously
more accessible, broader, and with more interface with currently open research questions. (For
those looking forward to learning about classifying spaces, we will develop them in the second
circle of thought.) But because of this simultaneous breadth, accessibility and interface with open
mathematics, we will almost certainly only cover the first two circles of ideas, and continue the
third as a reading course in the spring.