Hi, I’m John Cobb

I just graduated with a PhD from the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I was 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 graduated with a PhD in Mathematics from UW Madison.
  • 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.

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Latest Travel

Jul 7–11, '25 SIAM Applied Algebraic Geometry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Jun 30–Jul 4, '25 Macaulay2 Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
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, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Oct 5–6, '24 AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA
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

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