Linquan Ma
Office: Math 740
Office Phone: 765 49-41956

I am an Associate Professor of mathematics at Purdue University. I obtained my Ph.D in May 2014 at the University of Michigan under the direction of Melvin Hochster. My research interests are commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Here is my CV.

Commutative Algebra Seminar at Purdue

Papers and Preprints

  1. Lim Cohen-Macaulay sequences of modules (with Bhargav Bhatt and Melvin Hochster).
  2. Perfectoid signature, perfectoid Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity, and an application to local fundamental groups (with Hanlin Cai, Seungsu Lee, Karl Schwede and Kevin Tucker).
  3. Lim Ulrich sequences and Boij-Soderberg cones (with Srikanth Iyengar and Mark Walker).
  4. Uniform Lech's inequality (with Ilya Smirnov).
  5. A short proof of the direct summand theorem via the flatness lemma.
  6. A Buchsbaum theory for tight closure (with Pham Hung Quy), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., to appear.
  7. Multiplicities and Betti numbers in local algebra via lim Ulrich points (with Srikanth Iyengar and Mark Walker), Algebra Number Theory 16 (2022), no. 5, 1213-1257.
  8. F-singularities: a commutative algebra approach (with Thomas Polstra).
  9. Globally +-regular varieties and the minimal model program for threefolds in mixed characteristic (with Bhargav Bhatt, Zsolt Patakfalvi, Karl Schwede, Kevin Tucker, Joe Waldron and Jakub Witaszek).
  10. F-stable secondary representations and deformation of F-injectivity (with Alessandro De Stefani), Acta Math. Vietnam. 47 (2022), no. 1, 141-150 (special issue dedicated to Nguyen Tu Cuong).
  11. Lim Ulrich sequences and Lech's conjecture, Invent. Math., to appear.
  12. Symbolic power containments in singular rings in positive characteristic (with Eloisa Grifo and Karl Schwede), Manuscripta Math., to appear.
  13. An analog of adjoint ideals and PLT singularities in mixed characteristic (with Karl Schwede, Kevin Tucker, Joe Waldron and Jakub Witaszek), J. Algebraic Geom., to appear.
  14. Maximal Cohen-Macaulay complexes and their uses: a partial survey (with Srikanth Iyengar, Karl Schwede and Mark Walker), Commutative Algebra, 475-500, Springer, Cham, 2021 (dedicated to David Eisenbud).
  15. Koszul and local cohomology, and a question of Dutta (with Anurag Singh and Uli Walther), Math. Z. 298 (2021), no. 1-2, 697-711.
  16. Covers of rational double points in mixed characteristic (with Javier Carvajal-Rojas, Thomas Polstra, Karl Schwede and Kevin Tucker), J. Singul. 23 (2021), 127-150.
  17. Singularities in mixed characteristic via perfectoid big Cohen-Macaulay algebras (with Karl Schwede), Duke Math. J. 170 (2021), no. 13, 2815-2890.
  18. Cohomologically full rings (with Hailong Dao and Alessandro De Stefani), Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 2021, no. 17, 13508-13545.
  19. Extended plus closure in complete local rings (with Raymond Heitmann), J. Algebra 571 (2021), 134-150 (special issue dedicated to Craig Huneke).
  20. Asymptotic Lech's inequality (with Craig Huneke, Pham Hung Quy and Ilya Smirnov), Adv. Math. 372 (2020), 107296, 33 pp.
  21. Filter regular sequence under small perturbations (with Pham Hung Quy and Ilya Smirnov), Math. Ann. 378 (2020), no. 1-2, 243-254.
  22. Colength, multiplicity, and ideal closure operations (with Pham Hung Quy and Ilya Smirnov), Comm. Algebra 48 (2020), no. 4, 1601-1607.
  23. A Kunz-type characterization of regular rings via alterations (with Karl Schwede), J. Pure Appl. Algebra 224 (2020), no. 3, 1124-1131.
  24. Regularity, singularities and h-vector of graded algebras (with Hailong Dao and Matteo Varbaro), preprint 2019.
  25. Recent applications of p-adic methods to commutative algebra (with Karl Schwede), Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 66 (2019), no. 6, 820-831.
  26. F-signature under birational morphisms (with Thomas Polstra, Karl Schwede and Kevin Tucker), Forum Math. Sigma 7 (2019), e11, 20 pp.
  27. Lech's inequality, the Stuckrad-Vogel conjecture, and uniform behavior of Koszul homology (with Patricia Klein, Pham Hung Quy, Ilya Smirnov and Yongwei Yao), Adv. Math., 347 (2019), 442-472. (Lech's inequality and the Stuckrad-Vogel conjecture, Oberwolfach Report 6/2019, 428-429.)
  28. Regular rings and perfect(oid) algebras (with Bhargav Bhatt and Srikanth Iyengar), Comm. Algebra 47 (2019), no. 6, 2367-2383 (special issue dedicated to Gennady Lyubeznik).
  29. Maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules over certain Segre products, Comm. Algebra 47 (2019), no. 6, 2488-2493 (special issue dedicated to Gennady Lyubeznik).
  30. Perfectoid multiplier/test ideals in regular rings and bounds on symbolic powers (with Karl Schwede), Invent. Math. 214 (2018), no. 2, 913-955.
  31. Big Cohen-Macaulay algebras and the vanishing conjecture for maps of Tor in mixed characteristic (with Raymond Heitmann), Algebra Number Theory 12 (2018), no. 7, 1659-1674.
  32. D-module and F-module length of local cohomology modules (with Mordechai Katzman, Ilya Smirnov and Wenliang Zhang), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 370 (2018), no. 12, 8551-8580.
  33. F-singularities under generic linkage (with Janet Page, Rebecca R.G., William Taylor and Wenliang Zhang), J. Algebra 505 (2018), 194-210.
  34. Frobenius actions on local cohomology modules and deformation (with Pham Hung Quy), Nagoya Math. J. 232 (2018), 55-75.
  35. The dualizing complex of F-injective and Du Bois singularities (with Bhargav Bhatt and Karl Schwede), Math. Z. 288 (2018), no. 3-4, 1143-1155.
  36. The vanishing conjecture for maps of Tor and derived splinters, J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS) 20 (2018), no. 2, 315-338.
  37. Lech's conjecture in dimension three, Adv. Math. 322 (2017), 940-970. (Lech's conjecture, Oberwolfach Report 57/2016, 3214-3216.)
  38. Local cohomology of Du Bois singularities and applications to families (with Karl Schwede and Kazuma Shimomoto), Compos. Math. 153 (2017), no. 10, 2147-2170.
  39. F-injectivity and Buchsbaum singularities, Math. Ann. 362 (2015), no. 1-2, 25-42.
  40. Eulerian graded D-modules (with Wenliang Zhang), Math. Res. Lett. 21 (2014), no. 1, 149-167.
  41. A sufficient condition for F-purity, J. Pure Appl. Algebra 218 (2014), 1179-1183.
  42. The category of F-modules has finite global dimension, J. Algebra 402 (2014), 1-20.
  43. Finiteness properties of local cohomology for F-pure local rings, Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 2014, no. 20, 5489-5509.
  44. The Frobenius endomorphism and multiplicities, Thesis, University of Michigan (2014).


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