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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Ethics of not referencing StackExchange in a publication?

So I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've been working on a publication proof (my first) of an interesting theorem. The issue is I've been using StackExchange (Mathematics) to answer some similar questions ...
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What to do with research results while being in high school?

I have written a math paper on combinatorics (a generalization of a math olympiad problem) and am looking to get it published. I believe I have discovered something new (although I don't claim it is ...
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Do you think a computational math student should go to student seminars about pure math?

I am a first year graduate student with thesis topic on computational math, in particular inverse problem. Based on what I know, this area requires a solid background of functional analysis and ...
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Did you usually solve exercises in a theoretical reference book when doing research?

I am a first year graduate student in a computational math program. Based on my background (I just finished a one-semester graduate real analysis course), instead of reading a specific textbook, my ...
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Is it a mistake to fail to mention future career plans in an application for admission to an MSc in pure mathematics?

I am applying to various universities to study for an msc in maths or pure maths. After sending of my application I have realized that I have not mentioned anything in the way future career plans. ...
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Why isn't the grade on any undergraduate formal math class in most college based on bring home math paper except one or two research/self study class?

Why isn't the grade on any undergraduate formal math class in most US college based on bring home math paper except one or two research/self study class? The formal math class i am referring to are ...
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Can mathematical ideas applied to CS problems count as “undergraduate research”?

I ran across this thread, in which the accepted answer mentions to "[..] Start on a research project (independently or otherwise) if you have not already ASAP. " I'm an undergraduate studying ...
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What type of Grad School if I'm interested in Quantum Computing?

I'm currently an undergraduate at a prestigious private university in the U.S. I'm majoring in Physics, Math, and Computer Science and currently am a junior. I've taken 5 graduate level courses so far ...
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How much do math professors get paid in the United States?

I have been researching professorship (full tenure) and I have been wondering what these full time professors make? I am not talking about professors are Harvard, but middle-good universities? In ...
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Masters before Math PHD? [duplicate]

I'm currently finishing up my last year of study as an undergraduate mathematics major at a top 2 public school. I've been interested in getting a phD in mathematics for some time now, but my GPA and ...
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Transfer to math? [closed]

Currently I am studying Computer Science, and I consider changing to Mathematics. I am really interested in Stochastic Processes, Functional Analysis, Real & Complex Analysis and so on. I noticed ...
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Would a good AP Calculus exam score help for admission to mathematics graduate programs?

I have had a privilege of knowing what concerns the admission committee about my applicant's file for pure math degree. As of right now, the most significant concern expressed was my weak performance ...
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Is it a good idea to combine the glossary and the list of notations in a mathematical PhD thesis?

I am considering including a glossary and a list of notations in my PhD thesis on mathematics. Is it a good idea to write them separately or combine them? For example, a typical entry of the list of ...
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How should I organize a thesis? — Examples of “exemplary” research theses in mathematics [closed]

I have updated the question to make it clearer. If there is something that can be further improved, please let me know. Background information: I have to write a final thesis for the completion of ...
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How do theorists obtain summer funding after the beginning of February?

My adviser just informed me that summer funding for theoretical research in his department is unavailable for the coming summer. I trying to brainstorm many different ways to obtain summer funding. ...
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What are the 'objective circumstances' that one young researcher should take into account when choosing a research topic?

Premise: I originally asked this on MathOverflow, but it was pointed out to me that it could be better fit for Academia Stack Exchange. Note: I have received extremely varied advice on the following ...
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Is math intensive theoretical research in engineering sustainable? [on hold]

How I got into the situation I started out as a mechanical engineering student in mechatronics, ended up now mainly in theoretical kinematics (but what I am about to say may also apply to other ...
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How to cope with feelings of powerlessness on a PhD?

I am currently a third year PhD student of pure mathematics. I've been dealing with a feeling of burn out for a long time now. Quite frankly I struggle to find interest in anything related to my ...
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How detailed should proofs be in a mathematical PhD thesis?

I heard this suggestion from a mathematics professor: In writing a mathematical Ph.D. thesis, it is far more tolerable to be tediously-lengthy than having a gap in the proofs. I think what he means ...
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My thesis advisor is absent in my final stage of completing my Ph.D. programme

I am a mathematics Ph.D. student who are in my final stage of completing my Ph.D. programme. My advisor is visiting an institute for a few months. The institute that he is visiting is in another ...
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To whom can I report a professor who is stacking the deck for students to do poorly? [closed]

I had a math professor recently do the following: Failed to provide an answer key to a test until 2 days before the test. Had at least 5 of the answers wrong on the practice test answer key, which ...
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Applying for a PhD before or after finishing master's [duplicate]

I'm currently working towards a master's in mathematics, and I would like to continue with a PhD. I have good grades and I'm aiming at something equivalent to a first class honours, at a highly ranked ...
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Is there any way to avoid wasting a long time in review process for mathematics journals?

I sent two different articles to two different mathematics journal. The fist one review process is 6 months(accepted). The second one is still under review(14 months ago) and it may be rejected. A ...
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How often do mathematics professors move up from mediocre schools to good ones?

How often do mathematics professors move up from mediocre schools to good ones? For example, let's say someone did some ok research at a postdoc and then went to industry for 10 years and afterwards ...
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Which math departments in the U.S. have people known for their contributions to Lie-admissible algebras?

Which math departments in the U.S. have people known for their contributions to Lie-admissible algebras? (I asked this question on Math SE, but it was voted off-topic there. I hope it's not too ...
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How to decide the appropriate level of explanation for math in academic papers?

In any academic paper dealing at least in part with math, the authors have to make a choice how much explanation to actually give the math. It can range from pretty much no explanation: Given a ...
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Running out of Algebraic Symbols

I'm currently writing my thesis in computer science. My work contains a large amount of equations to do with linear algebra, data transformations and calculus. On receiving feedback on my first draft ...
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Math Undergrad Wants to do Master's of Statistics

BACKGROUND I am a Canadian who is just finishing my undergraduate studies in mathematics. I enjoy mathematics, but I have recently realized that I would rather study statistics in graduate school, ...
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Is it a good idea to name some mathematical objects after my thesis advisor?

I am doing my Ph.D. thesis in mathematics. I am wondering if it is a good idea to name some mathematical objects after my thesis advisor. The two objects I have in my mind are: A representation, ...
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Is it possible to do a PhD in pure mathematics after studying aerospace engineering?

I am currently a high school student, and I am considering taking a BSc in Aerospace Engineering (in Delft), hopefully leading into a masters. I am also very interested in pure mathematics (I am ...
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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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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 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 ...