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 well does “Applied Mathematics” cover “pure math?” [on hold]

Ill be going into my first year of college fairly soon, with a prominent interest in studying and researching (as a career) pure/theoretical mathematics (especially number theory). However, the ...
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May I discuss a paper I have only seen as a referee? [duplicate]

Recently I refereed a paper in pure mathematics. Although I recommended a "major revision", I was quite impressed with the paper, and indeed I would like to: (1) describe his results in a grant ...
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Can anyone help me to endorse in ArXiv (math.GM) for my article (http://vixra.org/abs/1606.0034) in ViXra? [closed]

Recently, my article is in Vixra.org http://vixra.org/abs/1606.0034 but i want to publish this article in ArXiv(math.GM) to get more useful comments. I have found that it needs endorsement so, i am ...
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How to inform the editor that they sent me the wrong PDF attachment?

I received an email before three weeks which informs me that my paper is accepted for publication but some changes must be made. (The changes are some spacing issues, or "put more references" etc.) ...
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Applied mathematics job [closed]

I am on course applied math and I don't understand where can i find job by my education. Our teachers got their long time ago and others just working as teacher. My question: "Is there are opportunity'...
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Should I admit that I can't find a solution to a math problem?

The problem is pretty much the title. I have a bachelor and master degree in applied math. I have been assigned a small problem to start with, from a professor (who is considered very good in my field)...
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How to find math grad programs with lower admission standards?

My apologies if this question has been asked before. I found some that were similar, but the advice offered addressed mid- to upper-tier schools, and the tools/rankings didn't seem to fit what I was ...
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Community College Math Prof. Prospect

Where can I find reliable statistics/info on the outlook of tenure math teaching jobs at the community college level? Teaching is my biggest reward, I love math, and I refuse to enter industry (but I ...
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Does TA experience for wide range of classes improve future job prospective?

If other important factors (e.g. Research quality) are about the same, does an academic job* candidate with TA experience in many different upper division classes (e.g. Abstract algebra, real analysis ...
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What did a good academic job market for mathematicians look like and could it ever come back?

I'm about to enter a math PhD program at a pretty good school, but the job market for research university professors has been terrible as far as I can remember (since the late 2000s recession). I hear ...
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Is “get passing grades and follow voraciously your curiosity on the side” a good strategy for graduate school?

I will be starting my PhD in Math this fall. I have diverse interests including philosophy, history and economics, but I concluded that a PhD in Math would be most useful in the real world. I wanted ...
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Is it pragmatically beneficial to pursue a master degree before applying for a math PhD in the U.S.?

Question One is supposed to be devoted to pure mathematics. Is it beneficial for one to pursue a master degree before applying a math PhD in the United States? Backgrounds The question is due to ...
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How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program if the professor is unavailable to meet personally?

Same as previous question How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program? except Erin (see "[Details removed following suggestion in comments]") is ...
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How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program?

TL;DR I finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance but want to pursue pure mathematics, particularly in probability theory. I'm not sure if I should apply directly for a PhD. I might ...
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What is the minimum score for the GRE subject exam in mathematics?

Unfortunately, the admission website of a university I am interested in applying to does not list the minimum score required on the GRE math subject exam. Does anyone know the minimum score ...
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Differences between subfields of biology related to mathematics?

My undergraduate studies were in the area of applied mathematics and statistics and I am interested in doing postgraduate studies in the area of mathematical biology. But when I looked into different ...
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Does it matter that your dissertation has been submitted when you apply to a postdoc position?

I'm finishing my fourth year of a Ph.D. in mathematics. I have enough for a dissertation, and by the end of the summer, I will probably have enough for a very nice dissertation. And I plan to finish ...
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Translation of academic papers from Japanese?

I am a Japanese translator and (amateur) math autodidact. For practice and learning, I want to start translating Japanese academic papers into English, especially those related to mathematics or ...
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Is it ok for an applied mathematician to research a topic that she has personal experience with?

Would this idea be too sensitive / too much information / generally a bad idea? For example, I have a friend who is doing her computational biology PhD at a strong U.S. program, and her main research ...
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Changing PhD area of math?

Some background: I'm currently about to finish my first PhD year (in a 4 year program) in complex geometry and I'm really struggling with it because I have to learn a lot of new mathematics essential ...
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Is it wise to select a PhD topic before choosing an advisor?

I am a student of Pure Mathematics interested in Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. I was browsing the Internet for good research topics containing both a flavor of linear algebra and also having ...
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How to choose between very good journals in mathematics?

I finished preparing a math paper, and am now trying to decide where to submit it. I read How do you judge the quality of a journal?, but it seems that the answers there mostly deal with how to judge ...
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advisor slow to submit my research article

For about 2 months now I have been sitting on a draft of what I think is a very nice research article, the first that I wish to publish. My advisor and some other professors have seen my arguments ...
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Does being a poorly-performing undergraduate researcher mean that I have little chance of being successful in graduate school?

I am an undergraduate student in mathematics, and I will be starting my third year of university in the fall. I recently attended an NSF "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) program. ...
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Where to solicit graduate student applicants for a unique teaching opportunity?

I am currently writing a grant proposal that involves a unique (and, I hope, very appealing) two-week teaching opportunity in the US for mathematics graduate students or recent Ph.D.'s. I want to ...
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Should I decide research field base on my performance on qualifying exam?

I'm about one year into a math Ph.D. program. With some scientific computing background in undergraduate and master study, my research interests are in numerical analysis/PDE or probability. All of ...
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Does “Science” encompass Mathematics?

Inspired by the question Does the term “science” encompass humanities and the social sciences?, I would like to ask a question that has been in my mind for decades. Does "Science" include Mathematics?...
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misleading typo in old paper [duplicate]

There is a nice paper from 1995 that has a typo in the abstract. The paper gives an example of a mathematical object which does NOT have a certain property, which I will call property X. But in the ...
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Is Math GRE not worth it?

Finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance. Applying for PhD in math, which may or may not be in a university that requires General GRE or Math GRE Based on my other questions (like ...
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Research in computational neuroscience or computational medicine in Europe [closed]

How popular is research in computational neuroscience, or computational medicine in (mainland) Europe? I'm aware that INRIA in France does some good work, but do you know any other such groups and ...
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Is it better to focus on relearning mathematics fundamentals or learn material as needed to understand research papers?

I am working toward a PhD degree and my major involves lot of mathematics. The problem is that my basis of math is not very strong but after putting a lot of time I can understand the theorems, lemmas,...
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Can a student with a weak or average undergraduate math GPA realistically become a professor?

I just finished my second year of undergraduate studies as a double major in computer engineering and mathematics at the University of Iowa. Although I came in believing that I wanted to become a ...
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Will not collaborating hurt the career of a math postdoc?

I am a math postdoc, and about to start applying for tenure-track (research oriented) jobs soon. Besides writing 2 papers with my Phd advisor while I was in graduate school, all the papers I wrote ...
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I can't find a masters thesis advisor. Can I publish independently in a math journal and get my MSc degree that way?

Is it possible publishing original work in math research without having an adviser? I had some thought of matrix multiplication which I posted in this forum which wasn't welcomed that well, I plan to ...
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Graduating a year early?

I'm considering graduating a year early and I'm having a bit of a hard time making the decision. I'm going to be as specific as possible so that I can get the best advice possible, so sorry if this ...
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What does a brief quick referee report mean?

A rather prestigious mathematical journal asked me recently to referee a paper. More precisely, they asked me to provide "a brief (but relatively quick) report". Does this mean that this is only a ...
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What is expected when submitting to a conference

I am planning to submit an abstract to a conference (pure mathematics). In the webpage they have the options of filling in the title, providing a pdf file of abstract and an option of providing a "...
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Are undergraduate math courses required to do well on the GRE subject test?

I'm in the process of selecting courses for my third year, and I wasn't planning on taking certain mathematics courses (in particular, "pure" courses, such as Algebra). However, upon speaking to come ...
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How to get in a Master program in Applied Maths coming from a Physics Background

I am having a big problem finding a master program in mathematics for which I can apply. My background briefly: I grew up in Brazil. I started learning physics and mathematics as autodidactic in high ...
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Review paper authored by a current collaborator

I have a simple question about a math paper, since I don't have a lot of experience in reviewing papers. I have currently received a request for reviewing a paper for publication. I would normally ...
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Does the Math GRE allow a calculator?

I can't seem to find the answer online. If no, can I assume no one would ever need to? I haven't looked at sample GREs yet because I haven't tried any yet, and I don't want these exams compromised ...
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How do professors view a student who has good grades but always asks stupid questions?

I am planning to apply for Ph.D programs in mathematics in U.S. and I am thinking about which professors I should ask for letters of recommendations from. In order to get "strong" letters, I need to ...
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Math GRE Coverage [closed]

TL;DR My understanding is that the Math GRE is supposed to test knowledge that is expected of someone who wants to pursue a math masteral or math PhD. So shouldn't it test knowledge that is expected ...
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Interpreting Math GRE chart

So in this data set, around 50/245 admitted prospective graduate students from 2009-2012 were part of the top 5% in his/her exam?
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Focusing on GRE, subject GRE, TOEFLS, IELTS before applying?

Applying to the US: I just finished my master's in mathematical finance. I want to apply for a PhD in math (but not in mathematical finance). Can I start applying this year while studying and taking ...
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Should I abandon an open math problem, if it hasn't been actively studied since the mid-1980s?

There is an open math problem that I am interested in. There was a lot of progress in fully working out the problem in low-dimensions and progress towards sub-problems of the main question up until ...
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Do published papers have to contain original work? [duplicate]

Can I turn my MSc thesis into a paper and can the paper get published if it does not have original work?
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Is any of today's applied mathematics research in academia still done primarily on pencil and paper?

Does there exist applied mathematics research that involves primarily pencil-to-paper work, without the use of computers? Or, are computers quickly replacing everything that an applied mathematician ...
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Would going to Teacher's College be useful, if my ultimate goal is to become a university math professor?

I am close to entering the fifth year of a five-year Concurrent Education program. What the program involves is four years spent working on a bachelor’s degree, while “on the side” taking education ...
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How should I assess my potential in mathematics? [duplicate]

I suppose my question does not only apply to undergraduate even though I am an undergraduate myself. If it is not appropriate for this site, please let me know. I am a math major student and I am ...