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Dr. Nathan Kaplan

Dr. Nathan Kaplan

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  • University of California, Irvine
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics,

Research Interests

Number theory, Arithmetic geometry, Coding theory


Nathan Kaplan received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2013. He then spent two years as a postdoc at Yale before coming to UC Irvine where he is currently an Associate Professor (Go Anteaters!). His research focuses on number theory, algebraic geometry and combinatorics. He was an undergraduate at Princeton and participated in an NSF-sponsored REU program each summer during college. He is always looking for opportunities to get students involved in his work. Outside of math, Nathan has appeared on five TV game shows, includingJeopardy!andWho Wants to be a Millionaire?. His favorite numbers are 20,213, 52,416,000, and pi^2/6.