Unanswered Questions

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Does anyone actually publish “structured proofs”?

In 1995, Leslie Lamport published an essay in the American Mathematical Monthly titled "How to write a proof". In the essay, Lamport introduced the concept of a structured proof, in which the ...
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What non-research activities are most valuable when applying for faculty positions in mathematics?

I am asking this question for two reasons: first to work on activities to strengthen my CV for the future, and second to write a plan for professional development activities as part of a grant ...
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How to avoid “presentism” or “historical transposition” in writing papers?

I am seeking any published writing style guidance or good/best practices to help with writing a paper so as to avoid introducing the taint of what is called "presentism" also known as "historical ...
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Why does arXiv not allow numbered lines in submissions?

I just tried submitting my first paper to arXiv. To be honest, this hasn't been an unqualifiedly fun experience. One reason for rejection was that my paper contained line numbers. I am a bit confused ...
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What can I do if I want to publish my PhD thesis work as is, but my advisor wants months of additional work?

I recently completed my PhD thesis with minor corrections and I presented most of the data in international conferences (posters and talks). Now I am focused on writing up the data for publication in ...
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Publicly available extended summary of PhD thesis and manuscript submission

In my country, if a PhD thesis is written in national language, the candidate must also submit an extended summary of the thesis in English, which will be deposited in a national repository and will ...
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Impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives? (quality in terms of form, not the ...
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What rough percentage of universities required Ancient Greek and Latin? From when to when?

I limit this question to universities in Canada, UK, and the US. In general: 1. For admission, what rough percentage of universities required Ancient Greek and Latin? 2. Then what about after ...
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Getting article type information [New Result / Confirmatory Result / Contradictory Result] from bioRxiv

The bioRxiv advanced search form lets one find articles by their type. Following are the three types: New Result Confirmatory Result Contradictory Result An RSS feed is also available here: ...
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Fellowships of smaller amount to support your main postdoctoral fellowship

I'm not sure how relevant to this site my question is. I apologize if it's not, and would appreciate suggestions for other sites where I can ask the same. I've a certain postdoctoral scholarship for ...
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Graduate Admissions and Earlier Programs

I began an undergraduate program in subject A and because of circumstances outside of my control (receiving threats from someone with a history of violence against me), had to repeatedly withdraw from ...
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How will study as a non-degree student affect my graduate admissions chances later?

I am considering applying to a computer science department at an esteemed US university, university A, as a non-degree seeking student. The reason is three-fold: Determine if what I'm studying is ...
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Why do top universities prefer candidates with work experience for their MBA programmes?

Most top univerities in the world prefer candidates with work experience for their MBA programmes.Why so?
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How best to approach an industry based research program at another university (with independent ideas)

I am an engineering masters by coursework student. For my final project I have implemented something I have since found is a current topic of research for another university (their project aim aligns ...
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Are awards in academia useful?

Is there any research/study that looked at the usefulness of giving awards in academia? By useful I mean weighting the positive and negative effects. I'm interested in three kinds of awards: awards to ...

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