Hi, I’m John Cobb

I’m a fourth year PhD student in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison advised by both Daniel Erman and Michael Kemeny. I am supported by a DoD NDSEG Fellowship. Details are in my CV.

My research interests are within algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Currently, I am studying things like geometric/homological perspectives on syzygies and moduli spaces of curves.

John Cobb

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  • A beer featuring art about algebraic geometry research that I helped design is now being sold in Madison. Check it out.
  • I began my first year in the Mathematics PhD program at UW Madison.
  • The College Today published an article on the Scott Ward Award.
  • I won a DoD NDSEG Fellowship.
  • The College Today published an article on the Quaternionic Soliton project.
  • I won a Goldwater Scholarship.


Jul 24–28, '22 NDSEG Fellows Conference, Boston, MA
May 23–27, '22 GAel XXIX, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France
May 16–20, '22 Géometrie Algébrique en l'honneur de Claire Voisin, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France
Apr 30–May 1, '22 CA+ Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Apr 22–24, '22 Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Oct 30, '21 CA+ Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 16–19, '19 Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, MA