Alexandru I. Suciu Mathematics Department
   Professor Northeastern University


Office: 435 Lake Hall
Phone: 1-617-373-3833
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Prof. Alexandru Suciu
567 Lake Hall
Dept. of Mathematics
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115, USA

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I hail from Bucharest, Romania. I did my undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Bucharest. Here is a picture from those days.

For my graduate studies, I went to Columbia University, receiving my Ph.D. degree in 1984. Here is a picture from around that time, taken in Cambridge, UK.

After a J.W. Gibbs Instructorship at Yale University, I came in 1986 to Northeastern University, where I've been ever since.


My research interests are in Topology, and how it relates to Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics. I currently investigate cohomology jumping loci, and their applications to algebraic varieties, low-dimensional topology, and toric topology, such as the study of hyperplane arrangements, Milnor fibrations, moment angle complexes, configuration spaces, and various classes of knots, links, and manifolds, as well as the homology and lower central series of discrete groups. Below are some recent papers and preprints (click here and here for a complete list).


I teach a variety of math courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. If you are interested in taking a directed study course or a reading course with me (in addition to those courses regularly offered), please contact me.

  • In Spring 2018, I taught MATH 4565, an undergraduate course in Topology.
  • In Fall 2018, I taught MATH 7221, a graduate Topology 2 course.
  • In Summer-2 2020, I taught MATH 3175, an undergraduate course in Group Theory.
  • In Fall 2021, I taught MATH 4565, an undergraduate course in Topology.
  • In Spring 2022, I teach MATH 7721, a Readings in Topology course.