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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How many papers should a Ph D student in math try to publish before graduating?

I am wondering how many papers does an average academia-bound PhD student in math try to get published? I want to eventually work in a research-oriented university rather than a teaching-oriented ...
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When I was 16 I took 30 credits a quarter and my math GPA suffered will this effect my ability to go to grad school? [duplicate]

I took all my college level math courses when I was 16 in running start while taking 30 credits a quarter(don't ask me what was going through my head at the time). As you can imagine I got an average ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Submitting undergraduate paper to a journal [closed]

I'm new to the world of journals. I'm looking to submit my paper to some math or computer science journals (and some undergraduate ones) and I wouldnt mind some advice about which journals in ...
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What should I do if I found too many typos after my Ph.D. thesis being approved but before my oral defense in mathematics?

I am doing my Ph.D. in mathematics and did not have my thesis carefully proofread before submission (which is definitely a mistake that I wish to correct). My thesis was approved after submission and ...
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Is it ethical to post (part of) my research question on the internet?

I do research in math. A lot of times, I get stuck. I wonder if it's considered ethical to post questions on which I get stuck on internet sites, for example Math Overflow or Math Stackexchange. If ...
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Type of non-university, research jobs suitable for a mathematician turned computational neuroscientist, with coding experience

I've asked the same question on Math Overflow Background: I'm a Ph.D. in pure mathematics (late '13, related to differential geometry, low dimensional topology) turned into computational ...
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What matters most : published papers or GPA? (for scholarship and future career) [duplicate]

I studied BSc chemistry and because I didn't like it, my BSc GPA is 2.46. Alongside with BSc duration, I studied mathematics at home as a self-learner. Since my BSc-GPA was too low, so I got admission ...
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Finding a suitable research topic from outside academia

I'd like to find a suitable research topic (specifically, in mathematics) to work on, where 'suitable' means that it's publishable and amenable to being completed in, say, 6-12 months. While there are ...
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Is it a bad idea not to use slides in my Ph.D. oral defense?

I am preparing for my Ph.D. oral defense in mathematics and am reading tips from various resources. It seems that the usage of slides is usually assumed, though it is generally not required. For me, I ...
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Career in applied mathematics after MS in abstract mathematics?

For someone who is more interested in applied mathematics than abstract, which degree should one pursue in order to have a career in applied mathematics, considering he/she has pursued an MS in ...
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Computer Science MS from Mathematics Bachelors [duplicate]

I'm about to graduate with a BS in Mathematics (minor in Computer Science) from a not-very-recognized school (University of Houston)(~60s in Math, ~90s in CS according to US News). My overall gpa is ...
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Using “et al.” in maths papers

In general, mathematics papers have no first author; instead, authors are listed alphabetically. Therefore, citing “Smith et al.” is at best misleading (it implies that Smith did all the work) and at ...
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Postgraduate with a third

Context: Graduate has a third in their undergraduate degree from a world leading university on a notoriously difficult course (Cambridge mathematics BA) and wants to apply for postgraduate study ...
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How to conduct the “research phase” of research for mathematicians

I am a graduate student (4th year). So far I have had limited experience doing my own research in pure probability theory. (I only have experience handling a problem by myself, with intervention from ...
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Undergraduate research in math, but no research paper, will this hurt me in graduate admissions?

I will be applying for admission into graduate school in Fall 2016. I did research with a professor last summer in mathematical biology. I have presented that research at a two conferences and have ...
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How relevant is the GRE essay score for masters applications in science and engineering? [duplicate]

I wish to apply for masters in Mathematics or Computer science after my undergraduate. I have a good GRE score of 332/340, but my essay score is just 3.5/6. I wanted to know how relevant is the essay ...
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Is a Bachelor degree in math valid from University of the People? [closed]

Is a Bachelor degree in math valid from University of the People, to continue studies at top universities for Master degree in math?
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Should you keep a notebook of example problems while going through science and engineering courses?

I find myself constantly being told I should not intentionally jog down example problems but to understand the core logic of a topic. But in some of my high level math classes tend to have very few ...
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Graduate Level Mathematics in Australia [closed]

I am looking to do a master's in Australia and I have an eye on two programs. One is the Master of mathematical sciences at Australian national university and Master's in Math and stat at University ...
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Many short papers or one big paper for a math postdoc?

As the title says, I am a math postdoc. I am working on a project, which I expect will result in a long paper (60-100+ pages, I am not really sure yet). As I work along the way, I am getting results, ...
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How to overcome these learning difficulties and progress in academia?

I am a mathematics graduate who recently dropped out of a PhD for personal reasons. I also have Asperger's Syndrome which I was diagnosed with in 1996. Since dropping out, I have been thinking long ...
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Are all math majors expected to get a perfect score on quantitative reasoning?

I just took the revised GRE general test. As a math major preparing to apply to math PhD programs, it was kind of surprising to see that my quantitative reasoning score was just 167, whereas my verbal ...
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Are My Interests More Suited for PhD in CS or Mathematics? [closed]

So let me give a little info of who I am and what my interests are. I just graduated with a BA in Mathematics, concentrating almost exclusively in pure math courses (favoring analysis, algebra, ...
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Course Requirements for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Phd admission

I am a student from Sri Lanka, and I have just finished my degree. Because of the rules of my University ( My program was a direct intake for Mathematical Finance specialization, and despite this I ...
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Finding a mentor

I completed my PhD in pure math but wound up in industry immediately after completing the program. I dislike industry but love academia and research; and so as quixotic as it is, I would like to find ...
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How to get Industrial Jobs after PhD maths? [duplicate]

I am a Doctorate in mathematics in the area of Queueing theory, Operations research. I want to work in Coorporate sector, industries rather than working as an academic person. Kindly give some ...
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Which differences are there between Math PhD programs in the US and in the UK regarding admission, funding, and reputation?

I'm an American citizen and a Junior at a US institution and I've recently been compiling a list of graduate schools to apply to. I'm mostly interested in differential geometry and geometric analysis. ...
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When writing a synopsis “review”, may I contact the authors with questions?

Please read the following background paragraph carefully to understand the meaning of "review" in this question - it may not be what you think. In particular, this is not a duplicate of Is it ...
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How should I convince my parents about a career in mathematics?

I am an 11th grader and studying undergraduate mathematics and living in India. I want to become a mathematician, but there is one problem in this path. My parents want me to become a medical doctor, ...
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Apply to math Ph.D. programs [duplicate]

If I were to apply to a Ph.D. program for mathematics and in the application mentioned that my intended field of study would be something in algebra, would the admissions committee be interested in a ...
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Should I include independently derived but not novel results in my thesis?

I'm writing up my physics PhD thesis, and am wondering whether to include the derivation of a formula that I worked out myself. I've recently found that this work isn't actually a novel contribution ...
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Will this be a case of self plagiarism or will it annoy the referee?

About 2 months ago, I uploaded a fairly long paper (P1) to arXiv and it is currently under review. Now, I am writing a second paper (P2) on a somewhat different topic. But quite unexpectedly, it ...
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Cover letter for journal submission (math)

I'm preparing to submit a math paper to a good general-interest journal. The page asks for a cover letter. What should this include, beyond "here's a paper for consideration"? Should there be, for ...
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Is it possible for someone with a BA in mathematics who is not currently a student to get an applied research job?

My graduate school applications fell through and I was wondering if there was a job I could do that would keep me improving as a mathematician, or if the best I could hope for is the least invasive ...
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What are mathematics graduate schools looking for? [closed]

I'm just curious. I have a strong GPA, but I heard that's not enough. I was told that among a GRE score, schools actually place stronger emphasis on performance in 4 classes: a proofs/logic course, ...
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On Elsevier, does “required reviews completed” mean good news or bad?

I submitted by math paper to an Elsevier journal around 6 months ago. Today I logged into EES and saw that the status changed to "Required Reviews Completed" about 10 days ago. Is this good news or ...
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Changing careers to teach Mathematics

I am currently trying to change careers after doing postdoc physics research for many years and not being able to obtain a research faculty position. I really enjoyed my university teaching ...
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Interview for postdoc position in mathematics

I have an interview for a postdoc position in Mathematics at a very good university in the UK. The interview committee comprises a maths professor (not in my field, which is analysis of PDEs) and ...
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Dropped out of maths PhD - options for later on? [duplicate]

Over the last month or so I wrote a couple of posts about me worrying a lot about the way my mathematics PhD supervisor was dealing with things. Looking back on these my worries were unjustified and I ...
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Are Visiting Assistant Professor salaries negotiable?

I have two offers for a Visiting Assistant Professor position. Can I negotiate for a higher salary for a VAP position?
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Several questions about getting a master degree in mathematics in US

Currently I am a junior at UCLA. I have taken some math classes and they seem really interesting. However, I am not sure whether I should pursue a PhD in mathematics. So instead I'm thinking about ...
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How to explain things in the motivation section of a mathematical paper without proper definitions?

I want to start a chapter in my dissertation by motivating a mathematical operator by showing why it is interesting to look at it and what I can contribute to understand it better. However, I actually ...
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How should I start Undergraduate Research in Mathematics?

Dear Academic SE advisers, I am a college sophomore in US with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. My algorithmic biology research got me passionate about the number theory and analysis, ...
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Enough for Grad School? [duplicate]

I just finished my 3rd year in a combined pure/applied math program at a Canadian university. I have been leaning towards pure math, but I'm not sure if I'll have done enough to go to grad school for ...
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Transferring PhD programs because of location

I am a first-year PhD program at a certain top-10 graduate school in my field on the East Coast. I wish to transfer to a certain top-10 graduate school in my field on the West Coast. I have been ...
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Do I have to prove all the theorems I mention in my paper?

I am writing a paper on a big theorem in Algebra. But in order to supply as many proofs as I find interesting, I have to mention the theorems used to prove this Big Theorem. Do I have to include all ...
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Do non-Russian technical universities use Olympiad-style math/problem solving entrance exams?

In the U.S., colleges typically don't use entrance exams to select students. For test results they rely instead on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. I heard that the top technical math/science ...