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 and am a current WISCIENCE Public Service Fellow. Details are in my CV.

My research interests are within algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Currently, I am studying things like geometric perspectives of 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.


Oct 30, '21 CA+ Conference, University of Minnesota
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