Gene Freudenburg

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Gene Freudenburg
(269) 387-5598
(269) 387-4530
6615 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5248
Mailing address: 
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
Office hours: 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.
and by appointment

  • Ph.D, Mathematics, Washington University, Saint Louis, 1992
Research interests: 
  • Commutative algebra
  • Affine algebraic geometry

Dr. Gene Freudenburg is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University. 

His general research area is commutative algebra and affine algebraic geometry. He studies algebraic transformations of polynomial rings and affine spaces, with special attention to certain group actions. 

Freudenburg's papers include:

  • Examples of such actions when the ring of invariants is not finitely generated, in both the linear and non-linear cases (Hilbert's 14th Problem).
  • Exponential transformations of three-dimensional affine space for which an overview can be found in his book Algebraic Theory of Locally Nilpotent Derivations (Springer-Verlag, 2006).