# Hi, I’m John Cobb

I’m a third 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.

- jcobb2@math.wisc.edu
- Van Vleck, Office 820
- he/him/his

## Featured Courses and Organization

Positivity in Algebraic Geometry

Positivity in Algebraic Geometry is a textbook by Robert Lazarsfeld. This page organizes the Spring 2022 reading schedule.

Directed Reading Program

The DRP is a math mentoring program that pairs undergraduate students with graduate student mentors, for a semester-long independent study project.

## Featured Publications

**Virtual Criterion for Generalized Eagon-Northcott Complexes**.

*Preprint, 2021*.

**Quarternion-Valued Breather Soliton, Rational, and Periodic QKdV Solutions**.

*Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, 2020*.

## News

- 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.

## Travel

Aug 1–12, '22 | Tropical Geometry MSRI Workshop, St Mary's College, Moraga, California |

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 |

Oct 30, '21 | CA+ Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN |

Jan 16–19, '19 | Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, MA |