# Department of **Mathematics**

## Directory

## Jesse Kass

Title: |
Associate Professor |

Department: |
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences |

Email: |
kassj@math.sc.edu |

Phone: |
803-777-7520 |

Office: |
LeConte 317J |

Office Hours: |
MW 2:00-3:00 in LeConte 317J |

Resources: |
My Website Curriculum Vitae [pdf] Department of Mathematics |

#### Education

Ph.D., Mathematics, Harvard University 2009

B.S. with Distinction, University of Michigan 2003

#### Experience

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

#### Research

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.