# Algebra

Listed on this page are current research projects being offered for the Vacation Scholarship Program.

For more information on this research group see: Pure Mathematics

### Working with Macaulay2

The goal of this project is, as a first step, to learn how to use Macaulay2, a software for computations in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.

The project can then be extended in two directions:

- go on to more advanced programming with Macaulay2 and learn how to contribute to an open source project.
- explore some simple computational algebraic geometry problems with Macaulay2, e.g., related to Groebner degenerations, toric varieties, etc.

**Contact:** Paul Zinn-Justin pzinn@unimelb.edu.au