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ag.algebraicgeometry× 7741
Algebraic varieties, stacks, sheaves, schemes, moduli spaces, complex geometry, quantum cohomology.

nt.numbertheory× 4957
Prime numbers, Diophantine equations, analytic number theory, algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry, Galois theory, transcendental number theory, continued fractions

referencerequest× 3747
used if a reference is needed in a paper or textbook on a specific result.

co.combinatorics× 2899
Enumerative combinatorics, graph theory, order theory, posets, matroids, designs and other discrete structures. It also includes algebraic, analytic and probabilistic combinatorics.

at.algebraictopology× 2849
Homotopy, stable homotopy, homology and cohomology, homotopical algebra.

gr.grouptheory× 2835
Questions about the branch of abstract algebra that deals with groups.

dg.differentialgeometry× 2720
Complex, contact, Riemannian, pseudoRiemannian and Finsler geometry, relativity, gauge theory, global analysis.

pr.probability× 2456
Theory and applications of probability and stochastic processes: e.g. central limit theorems, large deviations, stochastic differential equations, models from statistical mechanics, queuing theory.

fa.functionalanalysis× 2168
Banach spaces, function spaces, real functions, integral transforms, theory of distributions, measure theory.

rt.representationtheory× 2150
Linear representations of algebras and groups, Lie theory, associative algebras, multilinear algebra.

ct.categorytheory× 2079
Categories and functors, universal properties, algebras and algebraic theories, topoi, enriched and internal categories, structured categories (abelian, monoidal, etc), higher categories.

ac.commutativealgebra× 1912
Commutative rings, modules, ideals, homological algebra, computational aspects, invariant theory, connections to algebraic geometry and combinatorics.

linearalgebra× 1750
Questions about the properties of vector spaces and linear transformations, including linear systems in general.

lo.logic× 1715
firstorder and higherorder logic, model theory, set theory, proof theory, computability theory, formal languages, definability, interplay of syntax and semantics, constructive logic, intuitionism, p…

settheory× 1593
forcing, large cardinals, descriptive set theory, infinite combinatorics, cardinal characteristics, forcing axioms, ultrapowers, measures, reflection, pcf theory, models of set theory, axioms of set t…

graphtheory× 1570
Questions about the branch of combinatorics called graph theory (not to be used for questions concerning the graph of a function). This tag can be further specialized via using it in combination with …

gt.geometrictopology× 1360
Topology of cell complexes and manifolds, classification of manifolds (e.g. smoothing, surgery), low dimensional topology (e.g. knot theory, invariants of 4manifolds), embedding theory, combinatorial…

ca.analysisandodes× 1279
Special functions, orthogonal polynomials, harmonic analysis, ODE's, differential relations, calculus of variations, approximations, expansions, asymptotics.

gn.generaltopology× 1273
Continuum theory, pointset topology, spaces with algebraic structure, foundations, dimension theory, local and global properties.

ra.ringsandalgebras× 1058
Noncommutative rings and algebras, nonassociative algebras, universal algebra and lattice theory, linear algebra, semigroups.

softquestion× 1023
Questions that ask about some aspect of mathematical research or study which doesn't involve the actual mathematics. In general, soft questions can be answered without using mathematical reasoning.

mg.metricgeometry× 971
Euclidean, hyperbolic, discrete, convex, coarse geometry, comparisons in Riemannian geometry, symmetric spaces.

ap.analysisofpdes× 882
Existence and uniqueness, regularity, boundary conditions, linear and nonlinear operators, stability, soliton theory, integrable PDEs, conservation laws, qualitative dynamics.

complexgeometry× 857
the study of complex manifolds and complex algebraic varieties. It is a part of both differential geometry and algebraic geometry.

liegroups× 840
Groups that are additionally smooth manifolds such that the multiplication and the inverse maps are smooth.

matrices× 834
Questions where the notion matrix has an important or crucial role (for the latter, note the tag matrixtheory for potential use). Matrices appear in various parts of mathematics, and this tag is typi…

homotopytheory× 765 
mp.mathematicalphysics× 755
Mathematical methods in quantum field theory, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter, nuclear and atomic physics.

ds.dynamicalsystems× 720
Dynamics of differential equations and flows, mechanics, classical fewbody problems, iterations, complex dynamics, delayed differential equations.

geometry× 712
Deprecated; please use a more specific tag.

realanalysis× 705 
st.statistics× 699
Applied, computational and theoretical statistics: e.g. statistical inference, regression, time series, multivariate analysis, data analysis, Markov chain Monte Carlo, design of experiments, case stud…

measuretheory× 685
Questions about abstract measure and integral theory. Also concerns such properties as measurability of maps and sets.

homologicalalgebra× 672 
cv.complexvariables× 666
Holomorphic functions, automorphic group actions and forms, pseudoconvexity, complex geometry, analytic spaces, analytic sheaves.

liealgebras× 615
algebraic structures which were introduced to study the concept of infinitesimal transformations. The term "Lie algebra" (after Sophus Lie) was introduced by Hermann Weyl in the 1930s…
