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Department of Mathematics


Jesse Kass

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-7520
Office: LeConte 317J
Office Hours: MW 12:50–1:50
Resources: My Website
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Department of Mathematics
Jesse Kass


Ph.D., Mathematics, Harvard University 2009
B.S. with Distinction, University of Michigan 2003


Associate Professor, 2019-Present, University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor, 2012-2019, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 2012-2014, Leibniz Universität Hannover
2009–2012, RTG Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

MATH 141 Calculus I
MATH 241 Vector Calculus
MATH 242 Elem Differential Equations
MATH 300 Transition to Advanced Mathematics
MATH 511 Probability
MATH 546 Algebraic Structures I
MATH 547 Algebraic Structures II
MATH 737 Complex Geometry
MATH 747 Algebraic Geometry
MATH 748 Selected Topics in Algebra


Dr. Kass studies algebraic geometry and related topics in commutative algebra, number theory, and algebraic topology. He has major projects on moduli spaces of sheaves on singular curves and on counting algebraic curves arithmetically using motivic homotopy theory. Dr. Kass has given more than 60 talks in over 5 different countries. His research has been funded by the National Security Agency and the Simons Foundation.

Selected Publications

J. L. Kass, N. Pagani, The stability space of compactified universal Jacobians. Transactions of the AMS. 372, 7 (2019), 4851--4887.
J. L. Kass, K. Wickelgren, The class of the Eisenbud--Khimsiashvili--Levine is the local A1-Brouwer degree. Duke Math. J. 168 (2019), no. 3, 429--469.
D. Holmes, J. L. Kass, N. Pagani, Extending the Double Ramification Cycle using Jacobians. European Journal of Mathematics (2018) 1--13.
J. L. Kass, Autoduality holds for a degenerating abelian variety. Research in the Mathematical Sciences 4 (2017), no. 27, 11 pages.
J. L. Kass, N. Pagani, Extensions of the universal theta divisor. Advances in Mathematics 321(1) (2017) 221--268.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.