Picture of Mario Garcia ArmasMario Garcia Armas

PhD Student in the Department of Mathematics at UBC

E-mail: marioga (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca

Office: AA 129

Phone: 604-822-3887
Fax: 604-822-6074

Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics
The University of British Columbia
Room 121, 1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z2


My research interests are mainly algebra and algebraic geometry. More specifically, I am interested in the theory of algebraic groups, invariant theory, Galois cohomology and essential dimension. I work under the supervision of Prof. Zinovy Reichstein.

I have also done some research in other areas of mathematics. My masters' thesis at the University of Havana was focused on the solvability of transcendental equations in commutative C*-algebras. Here is a copy of my thesis: pdf (in Spanish).

Publications and Preprints


I am currently a teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics at UBC. My typical duties include drop-in tutoring, marking assignments, exam invigilations and teaching my own section of a course. Before that, I was an instructor of mathematics at the University of Havana for two years.

Here is a link to my current TA duties.

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