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Dr. Timothy Ford

Dr. Rindy Anderson
  • Professor
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Boca Raton - SE43, Room 216


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University, 1980.

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Subject Classification 14F22, 16K50, 16H05, 14F20
  • The Brauer group of a commutative ring, the Brauer group of a variety
  • Azumaya algebras defined over the function field of a variety
  • étale cohomology
  • Commutative algebra and algebraic geometry 

Research Description

My research involves that area of Algebra where Ring Theory, Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry overlap. The main focus is the Brauer group of a commutative ring, which classifies the Azumaya algebras. The rings that arise are rings of functions defined on algebraic varieties. This study employs many methods from all areas of Algebra. There are essential connections with the theory of separable algebras, Morita theory, the theory of faithfully flat descent, Galois theory, cohomology, derivations, differentials, reflexive lattices, maximal orders and class groups.

Recent Publications

     The Brauer group of an affine double plane associated to a hyperelliptic curve,  Comm. Algebra, vol. 45, pp. 1416--1442, 2017.

      (with D. M. Harmon), The Relative Brauer Group and Generalized Cross Products for a Cyclic Covering of Affine Space, J. Pure Appl. Algebra, vol. 218, pp. 721-730, 2014.

       (with D. M. Harmon),  The Brauer Group of an Affine Rational Surface with a Non-rational Singularity J. Algebra, vol. 388, pp. 107--140, 2013.
      The Relative Brauer Group and Generalized Cyclic Crossed Products for a Ramified Covering,  J. Algebra, vol. 450, pp. 1--58, 2016.
       Separable Algebras, Graduate Studies in Mathematics, vol. 183, The American Mathematical Society, Providence, R.I. 2017.  

Scholarly Activities

Being a mathematical fanatic, I never stop working. I'm doing math 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Personal Website


Right Photo 1 This is a 2006 photograph of Frank DeMeyer, Fookloy Ford, and me in a parking lot in Boca Raton.



 Lighthouse, Pompano Beach Inlet



Fookloy helped me open the box containing my new book, Separable Algebras, just published in October, 2017.



timandandrewWhen I am not grading papers, I enjoy playing my guitar.