My website and I have moved to University of Michigan. Homepage Eleonore Faber

Homepage of Eleonore Faber

I am a Post Doc Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working with Prof. Karen Smith . Before, I was an FWF Erwin-Schroedinger fellow at the University of Toronto where my mentor was Prof. Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz. During the spring semester 2015 I was a a post doctoral fellow at the Mittag-Leffler Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) for the Program Representation Theory and spring 2013 I spent as a research member at the MSRI in Berkeley for the Program Commutative Algebra . I graduated 2012 from the University of Vienna , where my thesis advisor was Prof. Herwig Hauser.

This semester I am teaching Math 433 (Introduction to Differential geometry). All the important information of the course will be posted on the course webpage .

Research interests
commutative algebra, (noncommutative) algebraic geometry, representation theory, singularity theory, local analytic geometry, free divisors

Short Curriculum Vitae
Post Doc Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, USA, 2015- now
Post doctoral fellow at University of Vienna, Austria, Summer 2015 (Return phase of Schroedinger fellowship of the FWF )
Post doctoral fellow at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm, Sweden, Spring 2015 (Program Representation Theory).
Post doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, 2012-2015 ( Schroedinger fellowship of the FWF )
Research Member/Post doc at MSRI Berkeley, USA, Spring 2013 (Program: Commutative Algebra )
Post doctoral fellow at University of Vienna, Austria, 2011-2012 ( L'Oreal fellowship )
PhD in Mathematics (Promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae March 2012, Defensio October 2011), University of Vienna, Austria. PhD thesis Normal crossings in local analytic geometry (advisor: Prof. Herwig Hauser ).
MSc in Mathematics November 2007, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Master thesis Torische Varietäten, Explosionen und das Newtonpolyeder (advisor: Prof. Herwig Hauser ).

An extensive CV is here .


  1. Chern classes of splayed intersections (with P. Aluffi), accepted for publication in Canadian J. Math (2015), arXiv:1406.1182v1
  2. Noncommutative desingularizations and the global spectrum of commutative rings (with H. Dao and C. Ingalls), Alg. Represent. Theory 18 (2015), no. 3, 633--664. Journal link or arXiv:1401.3000v3
  3. Characterizing normal crossing hypersurfaces, Math. Ann. 361 (2015), no. 3-4, 995--1020. Journal link or arXiv:1201.6276v2 or PDF
  4. Splayed divisors and their Chern classes (with P. Aluffi), J. London Math. Soc. (2) 88 (2013), 563--579, arXiv:1207.4202v2 or Journal link
  5. Measuring singularities with Frobenius: the basics (with A. Benito and K.E. Smith), in Commutative Algebra: Expository Papers Dedicated to David Eisenbud on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday Springer 2013, 57--97, see PDF
  6. Towards transversality of singular varieties: splayed divisors, Publ. RIMS 49 (2013), 393--412, arXiv:1201.2186v2 or PDF
  7. Blowups in tame monomial ideals (with D.B. Westra), J. Pure and Applied Algebra 215 (2011),1805--1821. See arXiv:0905.4511v1
  8. Today's Menu: Geometry and Resolution of Singular Algebraic Surfaces (with H. Hauser), Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 47 (2010),373--417. See PDF

Other stuff
Free divisor gallery
ADE surface gallery

Snapshot from Oberwolfach (with R.-O. Buchweitz): Swallowtail on the shore

Workshop "Geometric algebra: bridges between commutative algebra, noncommutative geometry and representation theory" July 6-10, 2015 at the Fields Institute. Videos from the talks can be viewed here .

Contact information
Email: emfaber at
Mailing Address:
    Eleonore Faber
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Michigan
    530 Church Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    Room: 1855 East Hall