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About Peter Goetz

I am an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Humboldt State University. My research interests are noncommutative algebras arising in noncommutative algebraic geometry, topology and physics. Andrew Conner and I have recently studied the Koszul property for cohomology algebras of analogues of the pure braid group. I am also currently interested in graded Hopf algebras, and Nichols algebras. On my last sabbatical (Fall 2012), I worked with the algebra group at Wake Forest University on maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules and Calabi-Yau algebras.

In the lower division I usually teach courses in calculus and linear algebra. In the upper division, I teach abstract algebra and number theory. I also like to run seminar courses for advanced mathematics students. Some of the most recent topics have included: Groebner bases, Lie algebras, algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory, algebraic topology, and representation theory of finite groups


Present Associate Professor, Humboldt State University


Research Interests

Structure and representation theory of noncommutative rings, Noncommutative algebraic geometry, Artin-Schelter regular algebras, Homological algebra, and algebraic geometry

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  • Abstract Algebra
  • Number Theory
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Mathematical Thought
  • Calculus
  • Algebra and Elementary Functions


PhD, University of Oregon ‐ Mathematics

Contact Information

Email: pdg11 (at) humboldt (dot) edu
Dr. Pete Goetz 
Mathematics Department 
Humboldt State University 
1 Harpst St 
Arcata, CA 95521

Office: Behaviorial and Social Sciences (BSS) 358
Office phone: 707-826-3926

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