On standards or conventions specific to mathematics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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Can I put my NSF fellowship on reserve in order to investigate leaving academia?

I'm currently a PhD student in mathematics at a well-ranked school. Unfortunately, after a few years of increasing frustration and self-doubt, I'm considering leaving academia and trying to start a ...
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What are the major differences between PhD programs in mathematics and PhD programs in other STEM fields?

I am currently two years into a math PhD program at a mid-tier state school. I read a lot of advice about getting a STEM PhD on the Internet, but a lot of it seems very inapplicable to mathematics. I ...
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If you want to do a PhD in mathematics, how important is it to start immediately after finishing undergraduate studies?

I'm about to finish my undergraduates studies; I majored in mathematics and minored in physics, and I always intended on going to grad school to pursue a PhD in mathematics, but I've been having ...
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Does one have to go to Oxbridge to become a mathematician? [on hold]

Having frozen up in my past two interviews I just want to ask - are there any mathematicians in academia today that went to a British University that wasn't Oxford or Cambridge? If I don't get in am I ...
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How to overcome mathematics-related anxiety? [migrated]

I'm in undergrad engineering, freshman year, in IT. I suffer anxiety when I have to do calculus. Trigonometry is just tortuous. Anyone got any tips for lessening that? I guess hard work is the best, ...
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Combinatorics or Linear Algebra for Computer Science/Applied Mathematics Degree?

I'm looking to graduate in the upcoming Spring with a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and was curious on which of the two courses would be most applicable moving forward. I'm only able ...
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Quality of mathematics/physics graduate programs in Europe compared to US [closed]

I'm from the US, but have been considering the possibility of doing my master's and possibly further education in Europe. I've lived in Europe, and my wife is from there (not the country(ies) I'm ...
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Writing a research statement in mathematics without having any research experience

It's pretty common that European universities ask for a Research Statement when applying to a Ph.D. The problem is that at my home university, where I did my B.Sc. and I'm currently doing my M.S., I ...
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How do mathematicians conduct research?

I am curious as to how mathematicians conduct research. I hope some of you can help me solve this little mystery. To me, mathematics is a branch where you either get it or you don't. If you see the ...
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Gre sub math score is low…Should I send to schools that strongly recommend ? [duplicate]

I got pretty bad Gre sub score,which is 51%. I am applying a couple of graduate programs in math, but most of them are masters. So should I send my Gre sub score to those who strongly recommend it ...
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What to do if I only want to study master not PHD with a professor

I decided to study math after graduating from business department. I entered a 2-year taught program in the same university in Asia and used the time to take all the necessary courses. In the first ...
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For a future in physics, should I pursue a dual major as opposed to just taking extra physics courses in mathematics degree?

I'm an undergrad studying mathematics right now. I have a very big interest in mathematical applications of physics, and I have been debating whether or not I should change my degree to a dual major ...
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Finding appropriate journal for submitting a modest paper in mathematics [duplicate]

I've finished master studies in mathematics. Now I'm working on some papers, but I'm not so familiar with journals. I've submitted papers in some journals with impact factor, but it was rejected, ...
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When should one include the proof of known results in a mathematical PhD thesis?

When writing a PhD thesis on mathematics one needs to quote many results by others, such as The following theorem was proved by ABC in [1]. Theorem. Bla, bla, bla... My question is when ...
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Template for Mathematics Research Paper

I've recently typed up a mathematics research paper, but I would like to make it appear more formal when I submit it to be peer-reviewed. Also, how would I be able to incorporate LATEX into my paper? ...
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How free are you to take mathematics courses as a computer science graduate student?

Does anyone know the restrictions one might face if they are a graduate student in a computer science program (let's say doing theory) and they become interested in taking a course from the ...
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How can a decent student find a doctoral advisor from another faculty?

I am a last year student at the Moscow State University (I study maths). At our university there are two somewhat similar mathematical faculties: Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (this is where I ...
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For a math journal, how long can a paper stay in the “decision in process” state?

Can anyone tell me how long a paper submitted to a mathematics journal is likely to stay in the "decision in process" state after leaving the "under review" state? And if it passes from "under ...
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Is it necessary to double major with math to be considered for theor. physics grad school?

So here is my situation. I'm an undergraduate physics major right now (second-year) at a moderately-good university. I've experienced a bit of analysis and algebra (and almost nothing in topology, ...
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How does a low quantitative score on GRE general exam affect admissions to mathematics PhD programs?

I am applying to pure math grad school for Ph.D. this fall (usually top 20-25). I just took my GRE test and found out that my Quantitative score for General GRE is 156. I am not sure about the ...
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How to get interdisciplinary when your program isn't

When I was shopping for graduate schools, I was very interested in a particular subdiscipline of mathematical logic. I got into a pretty good state school, but now that I've been here for two years, I ...
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References in a PhD thesis in mathematics [closed]

I have a few questions about the references in a PhD thesis in mathematics: What would be a "normal" range of items there? I am not sure if there is only a few items in the reference it may not be ...
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How can I tell whether a mathematics journal seems reputable?

There are some general questions on this site about judging the reputability of journals in general: How do you judge the quality of a journal? and How to identify predatory publishers/journals ...
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Computing + Mathematical Science PhD and MS/MA Programs [closed]

I am currently in my second undergraduate year studying Statistics. I have been recently involved in a research internship in my department which got me interested in attending Graduate School. I have ...
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Using typographical variants of the same letter as mathematical symbols in a paper

Sometimes I struggle in choosing notations for a mathematical paper. There are probably no explicit rules, but unwritten conventions. In a discussion, is it proper to use different typographical ...
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Does the graduate admission committee automatically consider you for a Master's program if they don't accept you for their Ph.D program?

I am applying for Math Ph.D programs, some of the schools say in their websites that they'll consider one for their MS program if one is not accepted to their PhD program. I was wondering if all ...
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Is applying to 20 graduate schools too much?

I am applying to math graduate programs, have a list of schools of different range, but I am so worried about being accepted to a grad school, that am considering to apply to 20 schools. My ...
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How to make a mathematical text more concise?

My PhD thesis has 175 pages A4 and I shall provide also a compilation that will summarize the main results on 20 pages A5. My thesis contains algorithms and theorems examining their properties. After ...
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Should I report a 48th percentile math GRE subject exam score for programs where it's optional?

I recently received my Mathematics GRE subject test score of 650 ( 48%). I know this score is miserable but in my country, I have the option to retake the GRE next year October only. Assuming ...
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How important are pure math grades for applied math graduate schools?

I'm an applied math/econ major in the U.S. and am looking into pursuing a masters degree in applied math. This term curiosity got the best of me and I decided to take abstract algebra and I am not ...
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Where to find grad school acceptance rates?

I've been searching (without luck) for the kind of information that was very easy to find when I was applying to undergrad; namely, information such as acceptance rates and median GRE scores of ...
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Math - PhD or Master's + PhD?

I'm an undergrad and have been looking at my professors' CVs. While some of them went straight from earning their undergraduate degree to earning their PhD (which is what I was thinking of doing since ...
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Graduate school without full funding

I am told, by both a professor at my US undergraduate school and here at Stack Academia (for example, at Implications of being accepted without funding?), that I should not accept an offer from a US ...
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How should I express theorems without a proof in a research paper?

What do you do when you have a conjecture, and you run experiments that confirm your conjecture, but you are unable to come up with the formal proof (perhaps because it's too complicated)? Do you ...
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What would be considered a “competitive” application for mathematics postdocs in the US?

What are the factors that make an application competitive for postdoc positions in pure mathematics at top tier universities (e.g. MIT, Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Stanford) in the US? Clearly, ...
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Is it OK to only invite one of three co-authors of a previous joint paper to do another joint paper?

I have co-authored one paper with Professor A, PhD student B and PhD student C. B left the best impression on me as the most friendly, productive and hard-working. Now, I want to do a joint paper ...
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Can I study myself and take the PhD quals in math *without* being a math PhD/masters student yet? [closed]

I'm an undergrad but wondering if it's possible to jump queue. Don't worry about my ability. Is the option possible? I want to "fly into a window" into maths grad studies because my GPA has been ...
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How will an application for graduate admissions be affected if psychological issues prevent student from getting strong recommendations?

What if a student is unable to or has difficulty getting strong recommendation letters (for graduate admissions in mathematics) due to psychological factors, such as autism? Will graduate schools ...
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Pure mathematics graduate scholarships in Europe for international students with a bachelor degree only in engineering?

Short Question: Are there any graduate (PHD or masters) pure math scholarships available in Europe for international (non-European) engineering students ? I would like to get examples. Long ...
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What is the value to a student of a professor offering to supervise their PhD?

I am currently getting my M.A.T. in secondary mathematics. As a part of my degree, I take graduate level math courses. I am currently in a PhD level math class, and the instructor of this course has ...
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Funded Math Master's Programs [closed]

I am considering to go into master's math program before Ph.D. Are there any math master's programs in USA that are funded? Thanks
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If I know how many questions I attempted/got wrong on GRE Math Subject test, can I estimate my score?

I gave my Mathematics GRE Subject test yesterday ( 170 minutes). I attempted 42 out of 66 questions and feel I could do more if I had some more time. I lost time solving some questions. Of the ...
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What are the pros and cons of being a Mathematical Reviews' reviewer?

I received a letter from Mathematical Reviews inviting me to be a reviewer. Before I make my decision, may I ask what are the possible advantages and/or disadvantages of being a reviewer?
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Is there a standard for capitalization in references of math papers?

How do you capitalize the titles of references in a math paper? Would you rather write: Global smooth solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations or Global Smooth Solutions of the Navier-Stokes ...
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Importance of grades as a graduate student in math

I'm in my first year as a grad student in math at a large university in the US. For the moment I'm just taking classes, all of which have weekly problem sets which take a ton of time to complete in ...
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Listing talks given at home institution on CV

I've given many talks at my home institution, at the undergraduate and graduate colloquiums, and in a few seminars. The list is getting quite long. Is it appropriate to list many talks given at my ...
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Should I list conferences I attended on my CV?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I noticed that on my peers' CV's, they often list conferences they attended. It seems as if they just attended these conferences, they did not help organize, nor ...
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To assess the potential plagiarism in few research papers published in academic mathematics journals

I have a list of research papers published in academic mathematics journal. I want to know if the articles are plagiarized and is there anything novel vis-a-vis prior academic research in those areas. ...
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Is it difficult to get into graduate school for applied math with a computer science degree?

I'm a computer science student in my third year of undergrad. I've been taking math classes on the side and will have finished most of the applied math major by the time I graduate. I'm wondering how ...
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What is the acceptable similarity in a mathematics PhD dissertation when checking by Turnitin?

I have checked the originality of my PhD thesis in mathematics using Turnitin. The similarity was 31%. Is this percentage acceptable by most committees?