IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

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wubbalubba
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IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby wubbalubba » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:37 am

Hello.

Despite the fact I haven't heard from every programs I applied, Id like to get some ideas about programs I got into.

Aside from fundings, how good are they in terms of program itself? (IUB & Stony Brook)

I am still waiting to hear from UCSD and PSU, what would be the best program among them?
I acknowledge my question would be rude(?) but I am international and want to hear from others. :oops:

nothing
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby nothing » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:21 am

PSU already sent out all offers. They do not have a waiting list so if you don't hear back from them by now, it is very likely that you got rejected.
What are your current interests ?

wubbalubba
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby wubbalubba » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 am

nothing wrote:PSU already sent out all offers. They do not have a waiting list so if you don't hear back from them by now, it is very likely that you got rejected.
What are your current interests ?


Disappointed to hear that :(
I dont have any specific interests but would like to work in a field of algebra.
I think SB has a strong alg. geometry, but have no idea what is going on at IU.

blahquaker
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby blahquaker » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:21 pm

wubbalubba wrote:I have no idea what is going on at IU.


then why did you apply?

https://math.indiana.edu/research/index.html

wubbalubba
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby wubbalubba » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:28 am

blahquaker wrote:
wubbalubba wrote:I have no idea what is going on at IU.


then why did you apply?

https://math.indiana.edu/research/index.html


Oops. What I meant was that I don't know how prestigious the program is.
Of course I looked up their research page.

Cyril
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby Cyril » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:47 pm

Just personal opinions.
Stonybrook focus more on the geometric side of algebraic geometry, like complex algebraic geometry, birational geometry. Some important algebraic geometers I know are Lazarsfeld, Schnell, Starr.
IU, compared to SB, focus on more abstract side of algebra, like noncommutative AG this kind of thing. I'm not familiar with this kind of math but my friend told me Larsen is good.
In UCSD, a big name in algebraic geometry is James McKernan. Kedlaya is also quite good, if you like arithmetic geometry. On their webpage(https://math.ucsd.edu/research/algebra/), there's also a bunch of people in algebra, including a fields medalist, but (same as IU) I'm not familiar with their work.

IMO, if you like algebra with connection to geometry, then SB is definitely a good choice. If you wish to do things abstract or arithmetic, then SD or IU.
Last edited by Cyril on Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

djysyed
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Re: IU Bloomington v. Stony Brook

Postby djysyed » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:01 pm

Lazarsfeld is a very big guy in the field of AG. He was at Michigan before moving to SB.




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