Isabel Vogt
(Photo by Joe Rabinoff.)

I am currently an NSF postdoc at Stanford University, working with Ravi Vakil. I received my PhD in June 2019 from MIT, where I was a student of Bjorn Poonen and Joe Harris. Beginning in September 2020, I will be an assistant professor at University of Washington at Seattle.

My research is in the intersection of algebraic geometry and number theory. I am currently particularly interested in the geometry of algebraic curves and applications of geometric methods to rational points.

Together with Eric Larson and Ravi Vakil, I organize the Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

Here is my CV.

Current Postal Address:
Stanford University
Department of Mathematics
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 380
Stanford, CA 94305-2125
Office: Stanford University, Sloan Hall 382-N
Permanent email: ivogt.math (guess)
Institutional email: vogti (guess)




  • Stability of normal bundles of space curves, with Izzet Coskun and Eric Larson
    (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • An enriched count of the bitangents to a smooth plane quartic curve, with Hannah Larson
    (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract) (video)

  • Low degree points on curves, with Geoffrey Smith
    International Mathematics Research Notices, to appear (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract) (video)

  • A local-global principle for isogenies of composite degree,
    Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, to appear (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Interpolation for Brill-Noether curves in P^4, with Eric Larson
    European Journal of Mathematics, to appear (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Abelian varieties isogenous to a power of an elliptic curve over a Galois extension,
    Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux, 31(1): 205-213, 2019 (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Constants in Titchmarsh divisor problems for elliptic curves,
    with Renee Bell, Cliff Blakestad, Alina Cojocaru, Alex Cowan, Nathan Jones, Vlad Matei, and Geoffrey Smith
    Research in Number Theory, 6(1): Art. 1, 24, 2020, (pdf) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Elliptic fibrations on covers of the elliptic modular surface of level 5,
    with Francesca Balastrieri, Julie Desjardins, Alice Garbagnati, Céline Maistret, and Cecília Salgado,
    WINE II: Contributions to Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, AWM Springer Series 11 (2018)
    (pdf) (book) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Interpolation for Brill-Noether space curves,
    manuscripta mathematica 156(1), (2018) (pdf) (journal) (arXiv) (show abstract)

  • Powers in Lucas sequences via Galois representations, with Jesse Silliman,
    Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., 143 (2015) (pdf) (journal) (arXiv) (show abstract)

Computer Programs

  • Binary Recurrence Sequences, release 5.13 of SAGE computer algebra system (trac ticket)



Upcoming (Virtual) Travel




Arizona Winter School Problem Set

Recitation Websites

Notes and Problems

  • A presentation I gave on MIT PRIMES Circle at the MIT SEPT program in June, 2015: (pdf)
  • Linear Algebra Problems:
  • Functions, Differential Calculus, Point-Set Topology Problems:
  • A (very brief) Introduction to LaTeX for math students: (pdf) (tex)


Expository Writing

Published Writing

Older expository papers and presentations

  • The Local Langlands Correspondence for GL_n over a p-adic Field (pdf)
  • Vector Fields on Spheres (pdf)
  • Lefschetz Fixed Point Theorem (pdf)
  • A Brief History of Homotopy Theory (slides from talk for the Harvard History of Math Seminar) (pdf)
  • An Introduction to the Euler Characteristic (pdf)