This is the tag for discussions about Mathematics and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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Will taking the math GRE subject test be a plus point for admission in MS/PhD in computer science?

i am undergraduate in computer science looking for admission to MS/Phd in computer science at U.S universities. I know there is no subject test for computer science anymore. In that case, will taking ...
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Unsolicited request for a scientific collaboration

I have a research problem in an area of Mathematics. There is mathematician whose domain of expertise is very near to the subject of my problem. I read frequently his works, he probably doesn't know ...
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How to go from an above (slightly) average student to a 'top' student? [migrated]

to be more specific, I would like to get some advice on perhaps study/lifestyle tips etc, on how I can go from being a slightly above average student to being a 'top' student. To give a bit more ...
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Are many new math results first published in monographs?

Are many new math results first published in monographs (not in articles)?
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Difficult First Year in a PhD program [on hold]

Because of the longish nature of the question - here is a TL;DR, and details will be provided below: I have a full-time job, and am a part-time PhD student who is experiencing tremendous struggles ...
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How can you get to do a Short Oral Presentation at the International Congress of Mathematicians?

I am wondering, how hard or competitive is it to obtain a slot for short oral presentation(20-minute talk) at the International Congress of Mathematicians? Generally, how many slots are allotted for ...
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Are Mathematics graduate programs open to admitting a student out of high school with graduate work?

During my high school career, I had the unique opportunity to take multiple mathematics courses at my local university, and after graduating, I took two graduate level math courses: Measure theory, ...
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What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?

I just got a responce from a journal of the MAA that my manuscript is accepted as a filler. The email says : "The Editorial Board likes your submission and has asked me to move it to the ...
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Which undergraduate research experience will help more for graduate admissions in mathematics?

I was recently offered a six-month undergraduate thesis at two places. Let us call them A and B. I am looking to apply abroad for my Masters in pure math next year. Hence, recommendations are ...
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How Math Heavy is Graduate Finance

This post concerns grad school options. I am undergraduate math major who is going to complete my studies soon. I am considering finance/financial engineering. How math heavy is the financial math ...
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College Staff Taking Classes and Doing Research

I presently work in a facilities-type role at a small Liberal Arts college. One of the benefits of working at the college is the ability to take two classes per academic-year (not including summer or ...
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How could one best go about research in Pure Mathematics, whilst holding a full/part-time job?

I am still working towards an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, however I don't believe it's possible to think about research too early. I'm thinking about going in the direction of Pure ...
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Pure Math PhD Careers

What types of lucrative careers are there for someone with a phd in pure mathematics? What would be the salary of such careers and how would they be to obtain. I'm interested in research specifically ...
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Becoming a maths lecturer

What is the initial process to become a Mathematics's lecturer at a University in London. I want to be able to lecture in a Top university in the UK such as Kings College. What academic ladder do i ...
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Standards in math education (and general education) and its changes over time

I have a sort of broad question, and I'm not sure if this is the best place to be asking, but I also don't really know where to go otherwise. If its not appropriate just let me know and I'll take it ...
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How to present the motivation for a book on mathematical research?

My book was rejected by a publisher saying that my research is "unmotivated". To motivate it, should I solve some long standing open problem? Or are there other ways to motivate publishers? This is ...
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Should I resubmit my paper to get the attention of a slow reviewer?

I have submitted a paper to Proc. Am. Math. Soc. My advisor said to submit to this journal. It's been over 3.5 months with no response. I have made several edits to my paper, but none that ...
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Which discrete math journal should I choose to publish my findings?

I have some results, related to imposing group structures on subspaces of finite fields with a metric, and I would like to publish my work. My advisor asked me to choose a journal, but I have no idea ...
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Math subject GRE to fill gaps in undergraduate education for PhD application

BACKGROUND: I'm beginning a computer science MS program this summer. My undergrad background is a 2.9 in non-related sociology sub-category. The last time I took an actual math class was AP Calculus ...
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How many graduate-level courses should one take to maximize chances of getting into graduate school? (PhD)

This is somewhat similar in broad topic to an earlier question I've asked, but not the same. I intend on applying to interdisciplinary mathematical/computational science/engineering programs like ...
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Is there a Plain English dictionary/glossary for education terminology

I am looking for a plain English dictionary (or glossary) for terms in education. My friend has stated a Math Education degree and is having trouble reading the material (e.g. the lecture slides), ...
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How to handle multiple years lost to test preparation on CV?

In 2011, I passed the Master's degree in mathematics with more than 80 percentile. I had a dream of becoming a research scholar in one of country's reputable mathematical institutes. However, here in ...
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Taking higher level theoretical mathematics vs taking less math and more courses in application areas?

I intend to go to graduate school for applied/computational mathematics, specifically a program like this https://icme.stanford.edu/. At this point, I'm trying to decide whether to take graduate level ...
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Mathematics journal publishing colour diagrams for free

I have a paper with colour diagrams that I wouldn't like to convert to grayscale for publication. I think colour greatly helps to understand some complicated patterns. I know most journals accept ...
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Community College or extension programs as a way of preparing for a Masters in Mathematics

I wanted to get some directions on how to prepare for a MS Degree in Mathematics. Background: I'm interested in getting a Ph.D in Statistical Learning or related area in 5-6 years. I took some ...
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Getting into math ten years after a BA in English

I got a BA in English at a pretty good school, spent the next 10 years in a fruitless pursuit of screenwriting with a day job in a legal department, and now that I'm sick of all that, I'd like to do ...
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How much does it matter if my Masters is in Stats or Math (in Stats track)

I have a choice of Master's programs in statistics, one of which is formally a program in applied statistics, the other is formally in math with an applied statistics "track". The courses in the 2 ...
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How should I pursue my interest in AI and/or machine learning?

I'm a first-year student at a top 100 university studying computer science. I have looked at all the different fields of software for which I can get into and I am personally most interested in ...
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Studying mathematics and planning to do research in AGI - what should I specialize in for PhD(/MS)?

First of all I hope this question is adequate here, I've been wondering where to post such a subjective question for quite a while. Currently I am working on my Bachelor's Degree in mathematics. I've ...
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How do I go from Math BS/MS to Exercise Physiology PhD?

I'm graduating with a BS in Math in April 2014, and I'm starting a Math MS program in September 2014. I realized (a little late) that my true passion is in Exercise Physiology. How do I get from a ...
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Are the methods used in math-based teaching (including physics, engineering, etc.) substantially different from those used in other areas?

Background: There is currently a proposal for a new Math Teaching site that will be entering private beta once enough people sign up. One question that came up during its question is (basically): Is ...
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Math journal for young mathematicians

I think I have good results for publishing a paper in a math journal, but I've never published one. I need a propose about any good math journal in mathematics for young mathematicians who have never ...
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Is there examples of mathematicians who had to lose years

Is there examples of mathematicians who had to lose years before proving themselves in the field? I'm asking since in most of the cases I noticed a steady career path for most of the mathematicians.
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Which are the best journals for letters in mathematics (bordering with mathematical physics)?

Although in mathematics the letters, i.e., really short articles, just a few pages long, are perhaps less common than in the other fields (see e.g. the comments by Pete L. Clark under his answer to ...
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Do I need to focus my writing to specific paper?

I'm a master student and I'm the phase of preparing my thesis. I've searched many papers related to my thesis but I'm a bit confused in what to focus. Do I need to take only a paper (or few papers) ...
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Should I publish a given unit of work in more smaller papers or fewer larger papers?

Having just spoke with my advisor, and speaking on occasion with other professors, I have come to the impression that one should not "subpublish." Let me say what I mean. I'm a 3rd year graduate ...
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Mathematics research status in India

I am an Indian student. I am not related to any kind of mathematics research. So I do not have proper idea about it. I may join in PhD after a few months. I want to get a picture of the research ...
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Are single author publications given more weight in math hiring?

Suppose candidate A has only published alone, and in an alternate universe candidate B has an identical list of publications, most of which are with coauthors. All else being equal, would a typical ...
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How do I know if I'm good enough to be a math professor?

I would like to apply for graduate school to become a mathematics professor. However, given that the opportunity cost of grad school is high and that I already have a stable, good paying job, I would ...
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Doing a habilitation in Mathematics in Europe for a non EU citizen?

I'm a non-EU citizen, currently doing a postdoc in mathematics in Europe, and I'm thinking of doing a habilitation. Since my google search didn't yield much, I'd appreciate if you could please answer ...
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math job market statistics

Looking around online, there are some statistics that foretell doom for PhD students; some examples of this: the number of faculty to retire in the next 10 years is at the lowest in 30 years. the ...
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What advice would you give students applying for graduate school in mathematics?

People: I found one similar question here that was not focused on mathematics. I think this question fits better here than in Mathematics Stack Exchange. I work in the mathematics department of a ...
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Master degree and PhD in biomathematics

The following question was posted on Math SE, but seems to be more related to Academia SE: Next year I will start studying maths at university. I'm highly interested in biomathematics, but in my ...
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Importance of postdoctoral teaching experience for US tenure-track jobs

I'm a math Ph.D student in the US who has just accepted a four year postdoc--NSF postdoc at a US school interrupted by a year in Europe. For better or for worse, I am only slated to teach for two ...
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Should I choose a postdoc with greater potential for collaboration over a higher ranked institution? [duplicate]

I'm in the market for math postdocs and was just offered some positions. Essentially my situation is as follows. I have two offers from AMS Group I universities. One has higher "ranking" and is in the ...
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How to choose between multiple math postdocs offers?

I am trying to decide between some math postdoc offers, and I can't decide what is important for a postdoc position. I have talked to several senior mathematicians including my advisor, but they all ...
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Switch from pure mathematics to machine learning as postdocs?

I'm a first year postdoc in pure mathematics (geometry/topology with strong background in analysis) with undergraduate statistics and probability background (with also measure theoretic probability). ...
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Is an Additional degree required to qualify myself for post doc/industry position outside my area of expertise?

Can someone with a Ph.D in field X get a job in academia or industry in field Y, even if the job posting says "PhD in field Y required?". If not how will going back to get a second post graduate ...
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Negotiating mathematics postdoc salary when having an offer with higher salary

I recently won an NSF mathematical Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University 1. At this University, the math NSF postdocs have a have a much lower salary and benefits than regular "named ...
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Postdoc position offer in mathematics.

I am aware of this post Some questions about math postdoc offers but please let me ask a similar question. I am currently on the math postdoc job market. Some of my friends were informed that they ...