About me

I am a fifth year mathematics grad student at Stanford University. I graduated from Yale University in 2019. Next year, I will be an Associate Research Scholar and Bourgain Fellow at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.

My advisors are June Huh and Ravi Vakil.

I'm mostly interested in combinatorial algebraic geometry, especially toric varieties, moduli of curves, and applications of algebraic geometry to matroid theory. Some slides and a recording of a talk are available on my research page.

I am supported by an ARCS fellowship.

You can reach me at my office 380-H in the basement of Sloan ("Math Corner"), or by emailing me at mwlarson AT stanford DOT edu.

My CV.

Upcoming travel and talks

JMM special session on moduli of curves San Francisco, CA January 5-6, 2024
James McKernan birthday conference San Diego, CA January 10-14, 2024
University of Minnesota combinatorics seminar Online January 26, 2024
Visiting KIAS Seoul, South Korea March 17-27, 2024
Arrangements, Matroids and Logarithmic Vector Fields Oberwolfach, Germany June 16-21, 2024