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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What majors study both computer and maths?

I would like to apply for a Master degree. I'm looking for a major that study both Computer and Maths. Can anyone tell me what such major are?
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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan?

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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During college I was in an accident, changed majors & took a tough schedule, my GPA is low & no recs from a prof, is grad school still an option?

I was in an accident during college, and I graduated with a low GPA (just under 3.0 or so). I switched majors to Math and while I did well in some classes, in general i was a B/C student or so. I ...
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Which Universities offer PhD positions in complex analysis? [closed]

Currently I am applying to European Universities and would like to know which Univerities offer PhD places for students with background in complex analysis (especially in Banach algebras of analytic ...
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Can I Study Math at University if I Did Math SL at School? [closed]

The time to choose what to major in has come for me. I have merely any time left and I was thinking of studying mathematics or computer science. But the thing is, I took Math SL in the IB DP ...
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Proving a double derivative [closed]

Suppose that both f and f′ are differentiable on [0,∞), f(0) = f′(0) = 0, and f′′(x) > 0 for all x>0. Prove that f(x)>0 for all x>0.
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Comprehensive Guide for Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics?

Could any one recommend some comprehensive guide (online version preferred) for writing a Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics? I did some google search but there are too many results and it is difficult to ...
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How do I get back into Mathematics after graduating with BSc 14 years ago?

Ive always loved Maths but for numerous reasons I bounced along in general/non-profit admin/management. After maternity leave I have found myself at the bottom again and seriously thinking how can I ...
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How to approach experts to get feedback on a paper

I'm a PhD student in pure maths at a university in Europe. For reasons that I won't go into, my research interests do not coincide with my supervisor's ones. This means that, although she gives me ...
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How good is the mathematics department of an institute 'X" if I want to apply there for a PhD? [closed]

I checked the publications of the top 7 institutes for mathematics in my country for the period of 2004-2014 (i.e. 11 years) for the following 6 journals: 1. Annals of mathematics 2. Inventiones ...
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How hard is it to succeed in research after an adviser's death midway through PhD?

TL;DR: How hard would it be to finish out a Ph.D. and have an effective early career (as a pure mathematician) after my adviser has unexpectedly passed away? My department does not have any ...
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What should I do when getting a C in a core graduate course as an undergraduate planning to apply for grad school in applied math?

I'm a third year undergraduate student planning to apply for graduate school in applied math. I have done REU in applied math and had one conference paper. I had decent grades in my undergraduate math ...
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Should I submit a revised version of my paper before hearing back about the first version?

I submitted a paper to a decent mathematical journal more than six months ago. Later, after communicating with several people, I have come to find the notation that I used in the paper very confusing, ...
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Interview for pure math graduate program

I will have an interview for my graduate school application in the coming days. I don't have much research experience but I am taking a few graduate courses which are related with the potential ...
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How do you deal with being stuck in mathematics research? [closed]

With a few other professors, I have been working on proving a certain mathematics conjecture. Our solution seems to be working perfectly in computer simulations but we can't find a proof. (..its a ...
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Is university teaching better than high school teaching experience in applying for teaching-funded PhDs?

When applying for graduate assistantships or part-time teaching for grad school scholarships, is university teaching necessarily better than highschool teaching experience? if so, by how much? ...
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Is it possible to earn a PhD in mathematics with emphasis in teaching?

I am currently a final year undergraduate, majoring in Pure Mathematics. My aim is to become a Maths lecturer in a university. With this in mind, I need to apply Phd in mathematics in the coming year. ...
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How can someone from a developing country study pure mathematics/theoretical physics at a university abroad?

The quality of university level education in developing countries (North Africa in my case) is mediocre at best, especially in the sciences (my interests lie primarily in mathematics). I've found that ...
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MSc in mathematics from MChem?

I was wondering is it possible to study an MSc in applied mathematics with a background of a masters in chemistry? I have an absolute passion for mathematics and would love the opportunity to study a ...
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To work in statistics for industry and research centers, is a masters sufficient or is there a major advantage to having a PhD?

So I am inquiring general tips from experienced individuals of academia and industry. I am a recent graduate from a top university with B.S. in math. I had goals of doing PhD in stats, but recently ...
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How should one interpret a requirement that a proposal in pure math be “jargon-free?”

I'm applying for a fellowship wherein they ask for a long proposal about what I'm working on (a PhD thesis in pure math). Then they advise me that some of those evaluating me will be from non-math ...
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Tips on preparing a good slideshow talk [duplicate]

I am preparing a talk for an advanced graduate course in mathematics, where I am supposed to use slides (the Beamer type, not handwritten). Since it's the first time I'm giving a presentation talk as ...
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A researcher that I know organizes a symposium within a strange conference and has asked me to go. What is the appropriate etiquette for declining?

I have been invited to a symposium related with my research field within a conference devoted to a broad area in Mathematics, not really associated with my field. This symposium is organized by a ...
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What is expected from a mathematics student bachelor's thesis?

Well, I like maths, I like studying it and applying it. But I always feared the moment when I'd actually have to do a thesis. I'm in my third year of bachelor's studies. What I was wondering about is ...
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Is it rude to write in a journal paper “the proof is left as an exercise to the reader”? [duplicate]

Many books, particularly in mathematics and related disciplines, contain sentences like "the proof is left as an exercise to the reader", which actually mean that the claim should be easy to prove for ...
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Russian MSc programs in mathematics taught in English

I was asked if in Russia (in particular in Moscow) there are MSc programs in mathematics taught entirely in English. As I don't know the answer, I post the question here hoping that it is suitable for ...
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Would I be disqualified from academic positions in mathematics if my PhD is in cognitive science?

I'm currently working on a PhD in cognitive science, but my research and interests straddle the line between cognitive science and mathematics. Right now, I am most interested in pursuing an academic ...
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Lost Interest in Electrical Engineering. Still have a Math degree to complete. What to do? [closed]

I just finished my 5th semester of a compact, dual degree (MS in mathematics and BE in electrical and electronics engineering) course from BITS Pilani, India. It's hitting me really hard now that I ...
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Do I need research experience to be admitted to a highly ranked mathematical physics master's?

I am a third year student doing my bachelors in both physics and mathematics at a German university. Since I am really interested in theoretical physics and mathematics I am thinking about doing a ...
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By what main criteria does the mathematical community judge whether an open problem is important?

By what main criteria does the mathematical community judge whether an open problem is important among many others open problems in mathematics? For example if we say that the Riemann Hypothesis is an ...
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Funding during graduate study (phd, masters) in math in the US [closed]

I have some questions and concerns in mind: When somebody says a program is "funded", does that mean the money is conditional (whether he TAs or not) or unconditional? Or is it clarified in context? ...
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How to know if the ICNAAM conference is good? [closed]

I have received an invitation to participate in a symposium within the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (link). The symposium is organized by a professor that is ...
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Decision and PhD. Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or pursue a life dream [closed]

Young male student soon to receive an Engineering Degree unsure about the next steps to follow. Undecided whether to go for a PhD directly or do a Master studies first (if he goes for the Master, he ...
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Is it poor grammar to replace normal phrases with mathematical symbols in sentences in a mathematical paper?

English is not my native language and when I read mathematical papers, sometimes I saw sentences such as The matrix A has rank ≥ n. I am wondering if this sentence should be considered as ...
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When shall one write a mathematical expression as a separate line in a paper/Ph.D. thesis? [duplicate]

When do we write a mathematical expression on a separate line, and when do we write it inline with the text? I believe that the answer is the same for researching papers and Ph.D. theses, or maybe ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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Where can I find templates for a 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 ...