Hi, I’m John Cobb

I’m currently a fifth year PhD student in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison advised by both Daniel Erman and Michael Kemeny. In Fall 2024 I will begin as a NSF postdoctoral fellow with Hal Schenck at Auburn University. From 2019 to 2022, I was supported by a DoD NDSEG Fellowship. Details are in my CV.

My research interests are primarily within algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. My work involves syzygies, toric varieties, defining equations of curves, and more recently, applications to algebraic statistics.

John Cobb

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Latest News

  • I’ve passed my specialty exam.
  • 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.

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Latest Travel

May 20–30, '25 Applications of Commutative Algebra, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
Jan 20–24, '25 Apprenticeship Program in Commutative Algebra, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
Dec 9–13, '24 Joint meeting of the NZMS, AustMS and AMS, Auckland, New Zealand
Jun 17–21, '24 GAeL XXXI, Turin, Italy
Jun 1–5, '24 Macaulay2 Computational AG and String Theory Workshop, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
May 11–12, '24 URiCA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
May 4–5, '24 AMS Spring Western Sectional Meeting, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Apr 25–26, '24 Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Apr 15–19, '24 Recent Developments in Commutative Algebra, MSRI, Berkeley, CA
Mar 25–28, '24 NIST, Boulder, CO

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