Cal Poly Mathematics


Professor Ben Richert

My area of specialty is commutative algebra. I am particularly interested in questions concerning the minimal free resolutions which may arise for finite length modules. Finding a global lower bound for finite length modules (Buchsbaum-Eisenbud-Horrocks conjecture), or upper bounds for ideals containing a regular sequence in prescribed degrees and attaining a given Hilbert function (the lex plus powers conjecture) are two examples of fascinating problems which keep me busy, if not out of trouble.


Research Statement a more precise description of my activities, also available in pdf or dvi format.

Talks slides from the various presentations I have given recently. a web page devoted to all things pertaining to commutative algebra.



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