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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Could somebody tell me what's this degree in maths called in EU or USA? [on hold]

In my country, Argentina, the standard Mathematics course is about 6 years long, and it gives you a degree with title called "Licenciado en Ciencias Matematicas". Could someone tell me how's this ...
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Is it okay to ask for a letter of recommendation more than a year before applying to a master's program?

Not too complicated of a situation -- I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree (Mathematics) in a couple weeks, but to support my wife, I'm going to get a job for a while before looking at attending a ...
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Is a PhD in a specific field of mathematics (combinatorics) instead of a mathematics PhD disadvantageous in faculty applications?

In recent years I have become aware of a few PhD programs specifically in combinatorics and optimization. Most notably, Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon both have PhD programs in Algorithms, ...
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America community college reading class [on hold]

I am British and very confused by the American system (although this is most likely due to my friend not knowing anything due to their situation). I am asking this question to help a friend that lives ...
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Should I include my acknowledgements, when sending dissertation revisions to my adviser? [duplicate]

So I just finished writing my dissertation. WHEW!!!! I had some minor revisions, so my adviser needs to sign off on it before I submit it to the school. Naturally, I am going to thank my adviser in my ...
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What is the percentage of Bachelor or higher degree holder that finish calculus 3?

What is the percentage of Bachelor or higher degree holder that finish multivariable calculus in US? Please list your reference
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How much teaching is expected on a CV for a graduating PhD student (mathematics)?

In previous comments/discussion (which I cannot find at this moment) a few people from this site noted that PhD students (in math/CS) should make sure they acquire a good amount of teaching experience ...
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How much value is given to a recommendation letter written by a foreign professor? (Grad school/math)

I'm about to finish my undergraduate degree in mathematics in France, and expect to be close to the top of my class in a top university here. Next academic year, I will be studying for a master's at ...
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Citation policies: original papers or recent monographs?

When referencing previous results, should one cite the original paper(s) or a recent comprehensive monograph? Specifically, in my area of interest (a relatively recent branch of mathematics), ...
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Can you get a Mathematics PhD if you're an engineer? [duplicate]

I'm a Software Engineering and Mathematics student. And I'll probably get my engineering degree much sooner than my Maths degree (I'm not sure I'll get it, but I'll try, as Eng. takes a lot of time ...
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Why are positions in math so hard to come by nowadays? [closed]

Whenever I've heard math professors talk about job prospects in academia, they indicate that the job market has gotten much tougher over the years. Is it true that it is harder now than it used to be ...
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Completing German master's programs in less than allotted time

I'm considering applying to master's programs in mathematics over in Germany (e.g. Bonn, Berlin Mathematical School). The stated time for these programs is two years. Should I get accepted and ...
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can you enlist the best math/stat courses finished before apply for PhD Statistics? [closed]

I have a masters in Economics (graduated 2010) w/ three econometrics courses and a math course that went up to introducing differential equations (very basic). Then I went ahead and started working in ...
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How to contact professors as a high school student?

I am a high school student who is interested in mathematics. As such I have been emailing several professors from prominent universities. I have been running into trouble when trying to figure out ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

I graduated with a bachelor's in math a few years ago and this year I've applied to several graduate programs and have been rejected. One of the graduate coordinators gave me some very helpful ...
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How to improve profile for graduate admissions in mathematics, when coming from a country where quality of math education is poor?

What should I do after BS Maths before applying to a well reputed institute for masters and PHD in maths, given that my BS was done from a less developed country where quality of math education is ...
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How do I best disclose the Incomplete grade in the application?

Background Story: I was studying mathematics abroad as an exchange student for a year at one of their top universities. The first semester was very stressfull for me, making me not able to complete ...
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Is it a red flag for a PhD program if their graduating students cannot find postdoc?

I got accepted to one of my top choice schools for a math Ph.D. However the graduate students there said in the past few years, the Ph.D.s before them (both pure and applied math) had quite a bit of ...
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Etiquette: senior and junior professors co-advising

I'd like to ask two professors who work at my university to be the co-advisors of my Masters thesis (mathematics). They work in the same research group on (almost) the same topic (which is ...
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Is there such a thing as fraud in mathematics?

Can you commit fraud in a mathematics publication? Or is this a privilege of empirical sciences? If a mathematician jumps from one bit of information to another that does not follow logically, from ...
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What should a student look for in an undergraduate thesis topic/supervisor?

I am an undergraduate student (in maths) looking for a topic and supervisor for my thesis. What criteria should I use to judge whether a project/supervisor combination will make for a good thesis and ...
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Does there exist Top 50 rankings of applied math phd programs?

For example, if one were to apply to Top 50 business schools for a full-time MBA program, one could get rankings from the NYTimes, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World ...
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Are professors not allowed to work on what they want to work on without a grant?

In this video on mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, she says "with the MacArthur Fellowship, I'll be able to work exactly on the problems I want to work on." Are professors not able to work on what they ...
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Would several withdrawals (W) affect my chances at graduate school admission [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate math major and I have already had to drop two classes (one due to my mother being sick and other to do with an attendance policy). This semester I'm having trouble with my health ...
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Undergrad Physics to Grad Maths [duplicate]

I've seen a few posts on here about undergrad maths going into physics grad level, but I'm interested in the converse: is it possible for someone with undergrad physics (with considerable math ...
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Can you study and contribute to physics if you are a mathematician?

I'm an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics; I totally love it and I want to get Ph.D in pure mathematics. I'm also interested in physics, especially the theoretical field; my favorite ...
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An F grade (in a labor studies class) on the transcript will hurt my admission to mathematics grad school? [duplicate]

So, I'm a third year student studying mathematics. My goal has always been getting a PhD in math. I'm currently doing ok with my math (taking grad courses and stuff). However, as many other students, ...
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Online “database” for mathematical conferences?

I am about to start applying for Ph.D programs (mathematics), and while compiling my CV, comparing it with many examples avaliable across the internet, I noticed that almost everyone attended one or ...
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How to start doing undergraduate research in mathematics when I have limited support from my professors?

I have no research experience and I'm in my junior year of college. I'm very interested in doing research in any field at this point (combinatorics or linear algebra would be especially preferred) and ...
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Do Statistics PhD programs require their undergraduate / master's applicants to know measure theory?

I know that many Statistics PhD students come from undergraduate / master's level math / applied math backgrounds. So, many will have taken a full-year of introductory real analysis and most likely ...
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Are you supposed to come up with a thesis problem on your own in math?

It seems like every other graduate student I know is working on some problem that their advisor has suggested, and I've just been spending a year reading papers and trying to think of a problem for ...
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Doing a math PhD with a great deal of student debt

If you have undergrad / master's degree student loans, but are fortunate enough to get into good PhD programs (with funding), how do you practically manage your debt situation?
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What to do during the first stages of your PhD program?

Fresh from undergrad, I will be starting a math PhD program this upcoming fall in the United States. After several conversations with math professors and current PhD students, I noticed that several ...
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About using lemmas when writing a math proof

If I have a relatively long sequence of statements to prove in order to show a theorem, should it be a list of lemmas or a description list inside the theorem proof? If to use lemmas, they should ...
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Can I get a PhD in artificial intelligence with a pure mathematics background?

I am currently finishing my master in pure mathematics. I've studied mainly logic, mathematical analysis a bit of probability and I'm writing my thesis about Riemannian Geometry. I've been thinking ...
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Relevant math courses for theoretical physics/applied mathematics?

I'm finishing my bachelor's in physics and for my masters, where I have a few free choice courses (~5), I'd like to take math courses that would be relevant for a future as a theoretical physicist or ...
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Should one put poster presentations on their CV in maths?

I have presented posters at poster sessions at a few large conferences in pure mathematics. Is it worth putting these down on one's CV? For context, I am a PhD student and have also given talks at ...
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How common is it for researchers in mathematics to have 1000 citations or more? [closed]

How often is it to have 1000 citations or more in mathematics? Can I find such researchers in a databases?
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Mathematicians wearing the same outfit for almost the entire semester / year [duplicate]

Why do my mathematics professors and almost the entire department of mathematics professors wear the same outfit...everyday? I am not asking whether it's acceptable to do so, but rather I want to ...
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Chosing a suitable Ph.D. program in Mathematics [closed]

I am new to this webboard so I am not sure if I can ask this questions here (I am sorry if it is not suitable). I am currently pursuing a MS degree in Pure Mathematics in a university in America. In ...
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Should numeration of a list of axioms be continued?

I have a definition like the following: Definition System of sides is ... conforming to axioms: ... ... ... Definition Monotone system of sides is a system of sides conforming to additional ...
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How can I ultimately study AGI/ASI (EE vs CS)? [closed]

I am experiencing a lot of anxiety and panic towards my career path, and was hoping I could gain some helpful insight and clarifications. Background: BS (3.3): Biochemistry Postbac classes (4.0): ...
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Do course buyouts happen in pure mathematics?

I am a pure mathematician teaching a 2-2 load at a state research university in the United States. I know that many of my colleagues in applied math, engineering, and the laboratory sciences are able ...
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What to do with long equation-heavy solutions?

I am writing a paper about a problem that involves solving a certain equation. The problem is that the solution is very long and there are a lot of terms. My question is: Is there a way to present the ...
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Will publishing a paper hinder graduate admissions if errors are discovered?

I believe I have developed a formal proof for an unsolved conjecture in mathematics; however, I'm not yet enrolled in university and I know maybe one individual who could check my proof. Should I ...
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In general, does Texas A&M or University of Florida have a better reputation in mathematics? [closed]

I have been accepted to both of these schools' PhD programs in Mathematics. I know they have different mathematical strengths as departments; however, I'm wondering if being an alumni of one of those ...
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Time management in PhD Math program [closed]

I'm accepted at a PhD math program for the fall and I will be expected to take 3 very rigorous pure math classes a semester and TA about 10 hours a week. I am a slow learner and it takes me a long ...
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Attending Summer School in US [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student from Europe in a STEM subject (mainly maths/ cs), and while doing this I've attended various summer schools in other European countries. Usually these are a pretty ...
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Prerequisites for Master's Degree in Pure Mathematics (and eventually PhD)

This will be my first post on the Academia SE so apologies if there are some conventions I break! I am an undergraduate student of mathematics at a university in the UK whose emphasis lies a lot more ...
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Which would be more beneficial when applying to theoretical physics PhD programs, Math M.S or experimental physics M.S.?

I am graduating this semester with a bachelors in physics. My goal is to do theory in my graduate level course work. The problem I am in now is that I missed the deadline to take the physics GRE (I'm ...