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Jim Conant

Department of Mathematics

Research Interests:

  • knot theory
  • low dimensional topology
  • geometric group theory
  • philosophy of mind


I do research in low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory. I am particularly drawn to questions involving graphs and graph homology. I also spend some of my time on Math Overflow and Math Stack Exchange. I enjoy giving general-audience talks, so if you are a member of the community who is interested in having me speak at your organization, feel free to email me. I am an active member of the local community, being a board member of two local Tibetan Buddhist organizations, Losel Shedrup Ling and Milarepa Osel Cho Dzong.

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Contact Info:

Email Address:

Office Address:
252 Ayres Hall

Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics
The University of Tennessee
227 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-1320

Phone and Fax Numbers:
Phone: (865) 974-4299
Fax: (865) 974-6576