Research and Training Group AGANT

The AGANT (Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, and Number Theory) Research and Training Group at the University of Georgia Mathematics Department coordinates a number of programs and activities at a variety of levels, from high school students to postdoctoral fellows.

We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the National Science Foundation Research and Training Group grant DMS-1344994 ($2,000,000 over 5 years). We are also grateful for the financial support of the Office of Research, of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and of the Graduate School.

Graduate Student Fellowships for Fall 2022

We expect to have several graduate student positions to offer to outstanding applicants for admission into our program in fall 2022. The application procedure is described here. Please do not hesitate to contact the RTG director, Professor Dino Lorenzini, for further information.

Postdoctoral Positions for Fall 2022

We expect to have at least one postdoctoral position available in AGANT fields in 2022-2023.



We will celebrate the end of the pandemic with a large in-person conference!


Congratulations to our 2021 new PhDs, Dr. Matthew Just, Dr. Mentzelos Melistas and Dr. Makoto Suwama!


  • Giorgis Petridis and Laura Rider were promoted to Associate Professors with tenure in 2021.
  • Lori Watson (PhD UGA 2019) received the 2021 speaking award as the best presenter in the Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients.
  • Assistant Professor Ben Bakker was awarded a CAREER grant (2019-2024). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
  • Danny Krashen awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2016-2021).
  • Associate Professor Danny Krashen and colleagues at Emory and at the University of Pennsylvania were awarded a Focus Research Group Grant (FRG) by the NSF (2015-2018).
  • Graduate student Adrian Brunyate received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2018).
  • First year graduate student Ziqing Xiang was invited to talk at the 2014 Workshop on Sphere Packings, Lattices, and Designs, in Vienna, Austria.

Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium 

The Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium is a conference series jointly organized by the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia Tech. The location of the conference is rotating between these institutions. The symposium was at the University of Georgia on Fri-Sat-Sun March 3-5, 2017. The symposium was at Georgia Tech on Feb. 20-23, 2018. Our next symposium was to be held at Emory University on April 17-19, 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joint Athens-Atlanta Number Theory Seminar

The Joint Athens-Atlanta Number Theory Seminar is a seminar jointly organized by the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia Tech. The seminar meets once a semester and its location is rotating between these institutions. 

    2016:  A Banner Year

    10 new graduate students, 5 new postdocs, 3 new assistant professors

    Climate & Inclusivity

    We, the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia, strive to provide an inclusive and supportive departmental culture that welcomes and respects all members of the mathematical community. Providing a safe environment and a nurturing atmosphere for our students is a foundational part of our departmental mission in teaching and research.

    The Mathematics Department affirms that all community members are to be treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. We further commit ourselves to making the department a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, the Mathematics Department does not tolerate, and will report for further investigation, any instance of discriminatory conduct on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, age, or veteran status.

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