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Dr. Conrad Plaut

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I am a full professor and director of the UT Math Honors Program in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I graduated with honors from Guilford College in 1983, with a double major in math and English. I subsequently spent a year on a Fulbright grant in Yugoslavia, and received my MS in mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1986. I received my Ph.D. in differential geometry at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1989 under the direction of Karsten Grove. Subsequently, I held postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and Ohio State University before coming to UTK in 1992. I was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences in Leipzig, Germany the spring of 1999 and summer of 2001. I was a visiting researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in the spring of 1999. I was undergraduate associate head in the math department from spring 2003 to summer 2005, during which time I designed the honors program I now direct.

I have finally joined the 21st century and am now on Facebook--although I'm not always great about going there. Please note: Since students have varying attitudes about being "friended" on Facebook by their professors, I do not intiate Facebook friendship with my students, but will always accept those initiated by my students.


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Dr. Conrad Plaut
Professor, Department Head
Mathematics Department
University of Tennessee
Knoxville TN 37996-1300

Phone: 865-974-4319