Hi, I’m John Cobb

I’m a third year graduate student in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am supported by a DoD NDSEG Fellowship and am a current WISCIENCE Public Service Fellow. My current research interests lie somewhere in the intersection of homological algebra and algebraic geometry. In 2019, I received my B.S. from the Honors College of Charleston, where I was advised by Alex Kasman and Amy Langville. Details are in my CV.

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  • A beer featuring art about algebraic geometry research 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 27–31, '20 WARTHOG 2020 (Infinite-dimensional methods in commutative algebra), University of Oregon
Apr 18–19, '20 CA+ Conference, Ames, IA
Jan 16–19, '19 Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, MA