University of Massachusetts at Amherst
 Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Jenia Tevelev

Phone   (413) 545-2856
Office   LGRT 1236
Office Hours Mo, Tu 2:30-3:30 and by appointment

Teaching Fall 2015

Travel 2015-2016


[26] The Craighero-Gattazzo surface is simply-connected, with Julie and Giancarlo, 29p. (2015), arxiv:1506.03529
[25] M 0,n is not a Mori Dream Space, with Ana-Maria, Duke Math. Journal, 164, no. 8 (2015), 1641-1667
[24] Flipping Surfaces, with Paul and Giancarlo, Journal of Algebraic Geometry (accepted), 65p., arXiv:1310.1580
[23] On a Question of Teissier, Collectanea Math., 65, no. 1 (2014), 61-66
[22] Hypertrees, Projections, and Moduli of Stable Rational Curves , with Ana-Maria, Crelle's Journal, 675 (2013), 121-180
[21] Rigid Curves on M 0,n and Arithmetic Breaks , with Ana-Maria, Contemporary Math., 564 (2012), 19-67
[20] Stable Pair, Tropical, and Log Canonical Compact Moduli of Del Pezzo Surfaces, with Paul and Sean, Inventiones Math. 178 , no.1 (2009), 173-228
[19] Equations for M 0,n, with Sean, International Journal of Math. 20, no.9 (2009), 1--26
[18] Exceptional Loci on M 0,n and Hypergraph Curves , with Ana-Maria, 39p (2008), arXiv:0809.1699
[17] Elimination Theory for Tropical Varieties, with Bernd, Math. Research Letters 15, no.3 (2008), 543-562
[16] The Newton Polytope of the Implicit Equation, with Bernd and Josephine, Moscow Math. Journal 7, no.2 (2007), 327-346
[15] Compactifications of Subvarieties of Tori, American Journal of Math. 129, no. 4 (2007), 1087-1104
[14] Compactification of the Moduli Space of Hyperplane Arrangements, with Paul and Sean,   Journal of Algebraic Geometry 15 (2006), 657-680
[13] Hilbert's 14-th Problem and Cox Rings, with Ana-Maria, Compositio 142 (2006), 1479-1498
[12] Geometry of Chow Quotients of Grassmannians, with Sean, Duke Math. Journal 134, no. 2 (2006), 259-311
[11] Projective Duality and Homogeneous Spaces, Springer 2005
[10] Hermitian characteristics of nilpotent elements, Encyclopaedia Math. Sci., Springer (2004), 132, 177-206
[9] Self-dual projective algebraic varieties associated with symmetric spaces, with Vladimir, Encyclopaedia Math. Sci., Springer (2004), 132, 131-167
[8] Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs, Journal of Lie Theory 12 (2002), no. 2, 461-481
[7] Isotropic subspaces of polylinear forms, Math. Notes 69 (2001), no. 5-6, 845-852
[6] Invariant linear connections on homogeneous symplectic varieties, with Sergei, Transformation Groups 6 (2001), no. 2, 193-198
[5] On the Chevalley restriction theorem, Journal of Lie Theory 10 (2000), no. 2, 323-330
[4] Subalgebras and discriminants of anticommutative algebras, Izvestia Math. 63 (1999), no. 3, 583-595
[3] Discriminants and quasi-derivations of commutative algebras, Russian Math. Surveys 54 (1999), no. 2, 457-458
[2] Generic algebras, Transformation Groups 1 (1996), no. 1-2, 127-151
[1] Unstable linear actions of connected semisimple complex algebraic groups, with Seva, Sbornik Math. 186 (1995), no. 1, 107-119

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I enjoy working with undergraduate students and typically hire one student every year. If you are interested in working with me, contact me early to see if we are a good match. My preference is to do a summer REU followed by writing an Honors thesis. All my undergraduate projects are directly related to my own research. You will be asked to do a lot of computer experimentation to satisfy my curiosity about various matematical objects, so programming skills (Mathematica, C++, etc.) are required. Notice that I do not consider writing a paper based on your results as a priority unless you get superb results, which of course is rare at this early career stage. But you will get a taste of serious research. Often I will incorporate your calculations in my papers. We will also learn a lot of mathematics, in particular we will read Miles Reid's Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry as part of the project, so you are encouraged to start reading it early solving all exercises. Some students then start reading Shafarevich's Basic Algebraic Geometry or even Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry. So far nobody has attempted to read Grothendieck's EGA, maybe you will be the first?

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