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Is it normal to be suspicious of a really interesting finding but in an obscure journal and/or by authors from unknown universities

As a typical element of my work as a bioinformatician/data analyst is to check the relevance of my results by doing a series of literature searches to see how my results relate to the field in ...
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How to switch from a physics PhD. to complexity theory?

Somewhere around the 3rd year of my physics PhD. program I came into this amazing subject of complexity theory. May be a motivating factor was that I was digging in my spare-time into this ...
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37 views

What should I do if a female colleague starts crying? [on hold]

What should I do if I'm in a lab and one of the women falls in love with me or starts crying? Should I escort her to a safe location such as a kitchen?
2
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2answers
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PhD thesis - Names of apppendices

I'm writing my PhD thesis (math) and struggling to find titles for the appendices. The thesis has three main chapters and for each one there is an appendix that contains some proofs that did not ...
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0answers
22 views

Opt for retaking GRE or not [on hold]

Is my GRE(312 - Q170, V142, 3.0) score low enough to filter my application right away with a dead-end or restrict me from getting admit from Top 50 Computer Science program in US? Consider, SoP ...
3
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0answers
64 views

How can I adapt my scientific writing for the modern web?

Papers written for conferences and journals are today mainly available as PDFs. There are several usability issues with the PDF format, one of which is that it is not especially well suited for the ...
4
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1answer
72 views

What are the most common prerequisites demanded by Promotionsausschüssen (German PhD boards)?

Reading the German universities' regulations on doctoral programs, one often comes to paragraphs about sanctions that can be demanded by the PhD board (Promotionsausschuss) as perquisites before they ...
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27 views

Help on An Undergraduate Research [on hold]

Please, I need to know if this topic is researchable. It is the topic for an undergraduate research. I study English Language. How can I possibly reframe it? I equally need help in choosing a theory ...
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0answers
26 views

With what style should I write to a Board Of Examiners?

I have to make an appeal to a Board of Examiners regarding a progress issue, and I'm stuck with which style to write in. I wrote my appeal with a slightly personal tone, since it is a personal ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Contacting A Professor for Master of Science (Thesis)

I want to know whether or not the professors are generally interested to supervise students in their M.Sc. (Thesis) program. How many students they may supervise? Do professors insist that we know ...
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0answers
29 views

How is the training for MS students different from MBA students?

How do universities distinguish between the training they provide for MS and MBA students? A lot of business these days depends on analytics - so statistics and math is a vital part of the MBA. OTOH ...
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0answers
28 views

Academic research vis-a-vis software development

I was thinking about these two careers in terms of the skills and creativity required, and the benefit to the society in short and long-terms. Academic research, as I see it, in fields like machine ...
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1answer
114 views

Should I mention in my personal statement that my poor performance in mathematics courses was due to the course delivery not being effective for me?

I have finished three years undergraduate course in maths in the UK and I am applying to do an MSc in maths. The academic year was 26 weeks long and split into 2 semesters of equal length. we had ...
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0answers
9 views

When does one go for an Executive MBA? [on hold]

To what professionals is an executive MBA degree useful? Is it necessary when taking the step from being a manager to becoming a CEO? What are the usual benefits that the degree holders gain, apart ...
5
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1answer
52 views

When do you stop mentioning your dissertation in the cover letter?

I am re-drafting my cover letter for the tenure track faculty positions in the U.S. While I was finishing my dissertation, I quickly moved to a new research direction. Although I can make the case of ...
11
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3answers
306 views

Is it good to buy health insurance for time period between the date of entry into US and the date on which university insurance coverage starts?

I will be soon joining a PhD program in US on an F-1 student visa. I will be entering US about 20 days before the university academic session starts. The university will be providing health insurance ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

What does graduated mean in the Netherlands?

I have been admitted to a Master in the Netherlands, but my diploma will be awarded after the enroloment date there. However, the university says they can process my admission if I send them an ...
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3answers
1k views

Almost 14 months after submission the associate editor informed me they still did not start with the review process

Few days ago I received an email from the associate editor. He apologized for my paper has mistakenly been left outside of the normal review process. This happened almost 14 months after my ...
0
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1answer
37 views

UK Taught Masters Courses - specifics about applications for EU students? [on hold]

My girlfriend is thinking of applying to a UK taught masters course, probably in something such as international marketing or business. She is from Germany, and is expected to get a gut (=2:1) grade. ...
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0answers
51 views

How to identify a good journal [on hold]

How do I go about identifying a suitable and reliable journal for my publication? Is the publisher a good indication for quality? What other criteria are there? In particular, I am interested in the ...
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1answer
91 views

List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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38 views

University International Affairs Office inter-office communication

Question is at the bottom. I am working at a new university at the International Affairs Office and we have outlined the basic structure of the office - "Functional characteristics", "Rules for the ...
2
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1answer
117 views

Does a long period in an MSc program look bad on a CV?

I'm an MSc student in (pure) math. Based on CV's I've seen of professors and post-docs in the field, it seems that almost all of them graduated in about 2 years. Where I study (let's say, medium-level ...
0
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2answers
136 views

Academic Research [on hold]

I am bit confused about the way of research in universities !! In one research culture, your mentor wants you to do everything on your own. He has positive intention behind this approach to make you ...
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4answers
1k views

What is the common way junior faculty address senior faculty in emails?

In the United States, what is the common way junior faculty address senior faculty in the same department or different department? Hi First or Last name Hi Dr ___ Dear Dr __ Dear Doctor ___ Dear ...
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6answers
2k views

Why do faculty use two different email addresses?

Why faculty usually have two official email addresses, the university and the department address? Name@university.edu Name@department.university.edu Do they use the second more to communicate ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Including conferences in the CV of an undergraduate student

Do you think it is important to include a list of attended conferences in your CV when you are an undergraduate student? And what about the seminars you have attended which did not provide you with a ...
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2answers
125 views

Explaining Temporary Voluntary or Medical Leave from Prestigious PhD on CV?

I am in a bind. I just decided to take a voluntary leave of absence for medical reasons (also partly financial reasons) from my PhD program and I need to look for a job. I have stupendous credentials ...
2
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0answers
139 views

Differences in the working styles of American and international graduate students (and professors)? [on hold]

I will be soon joining a PhD program in physics at a US university. I am very interested in knowing the differences in working styles of American and international (especially of non-European descent) ...
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2answers
105 views

Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools in my CV?

Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools to my CV?
3
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1answer
65 views

Market research & consulting: perception and acdemic career perspectives

Those of you, who had a chance to read some of my questions on this site, are likely aware of my ongoing job search, which I am doing on both academia and industry fronts. Since, naturally, I am ...
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0answers
26 views

Study PhD In Microiology in Germany after Masters [duplicate]

Please guide me about the PhD in Germany and inform me about the German universities having PhD inn biology, Tuition Fees, Accommodation, Stipend, Living Expenses, Eligibilty Criteria for the same.
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0answers
47 views

About PhD in Biology in Germany [on hold]

I want to ask about the PhD in Biology in Germany. Currently, I am doing MSc. in Biotech. and I have completed my graduation in B Sc.(Hons.) Microbiology. So, I want to pursue for my PhD in the same ...
8
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1answer
655 views

Purchasing books that are out-of-print

I've just returned this book to the library. However, it is a terrific book that allowed me to understand thermodynamics that I have never would, should I not have had a chance to run across this ...
0
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0answers
38 views

Buying books that are out of print [duplicate]

I've just returned the book Principles of Modern Thermodynamics, by Bimalendu Narayan Roy* to the library. It is a terrific book which gave me a much greater understanding of thermodynamics than I ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

Impact of gap year during phd program on future post-doc and employment options?

I am a Doctoral candidate in a top program in my field in the U.S. I should be starting my second year of classes in September before sitting for qualifying exams, however I had an catastrophic ...
2
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1answer
57 views

What is the usual process for forming a business partnership with a university lab?

I'm the co-founder of a small US-based startup. As an applied research company, we'd like to form a partnership with my a certain laboratory in my alma mater that would involve the following: Joint ...
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0answers
20 views

What is the meaning of probe and param functions [on hold]

I would like to know what is the meaning of probe and param functions. This is with reference to semiconductor lithography. I wish anyone working or worked in the semiconductor field would answer this ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Is taking a year or so off between master's and PhD to do independent research a common practice in Europe?

So from my previous questions and from what I heard, I found out (iirc) that people who apply for a PhD in the US make a personal statement or statement of purpose while those in the UK, and I infer ...
3
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3answers
223 views

Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

This question is a variation of my earlier questions. Okay so in the US, I guess one does not need a master's in math before pursuing a PhD in math since the US apparently usually assumes only a ...
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0answers
25 views

masters in business administration [on hold]

What postgraduate program will I be admitted to being that had completed my course work, submitted thesis and awaiting defense for my master's program. Is it possible for me to be enrolled for a PhD ...
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2answers
161 views

Is it possible to show proficiency and earn a university degree in mathematics by sitting exams? [on hold]

I know this sounds kind of cocky, but I want to take up a career in mathmatics, though I don't want to spend my time in uni as I feel profiecent in respects to what is taught in university level ...
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2answers
202 views

How to critically review an article when one doesnt have proper background knowledge?

I am in talks with a phd supervisor for admission in university. He likes my profile but he has given me an article to review. Although article is related to my broader research area but there are ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

Method of self-assessment of academic potential

I am a soon-to-be-CS-grad at a small teaching university I'm sure you haven't heard of. I have had several internships, most of which were more development than research (teaching programming at ...
9
votes
3answers
833 views

How common is it for a paper to be wrong?

I am a student in computer science and I recently started working on my M.Sc. thesis. Now I am reading a 2011 paper with about 170 citations that was published in a well-known conference. In part of ...
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0answers
19 views

creating a new div and assigning an id from XML using javascript/jquery [migrated]

I'm new here and pretty bad at asking questions, so thanks for your patience. Despite looking at several slightly different examples, I cannot get my code to work. Objective: To make the status pass ...
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0answers
70 views

English Bachelor of Computer Science - Germany

I've googled so much for English Bachelor of Computer Science in Germany and I just found Jacobs University which teaches Computer Science in English. Though Germany is a place I would like to study, ...
13
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4answers
3k views

How possible is it to do mathematical research outside academia?

Does anyone know if it is possible for a Ph.D. graduate of mathematics to successfully do research in his/her spare time? The work environment and conditions in academia seem somewhat deplorable at ...
1
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2answers
252 views

Release application of research before publish its paper

I'm doing independent research in computer sciences and i develop some program that i think i might be could write a couple paper for this. My question is what should i do between Publish a paper ...
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0answers
31 views

Python or Human computer interaction [on hold]

Should I choose python programming or human computer interaction as my subject. I am little bit confused in choosing.

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