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How can a decent student find a doctoral advisor from another faculty?

I am a last year student at the Moscow State University (I study maths). At our university there are two somewhat similar mathematical faculties: Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (this is where I ...
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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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Podcasts like Manager Tools/Career Tools, but for academics: Do they exist?

The Manager Tools and Career Tools series of podcasts are industry-oriented, but I find great value in them as I retool for an academic career. I was never a manager in my industry career, but the ...
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Clarification needed: Job market paper

During my ongoing academic job search, I'm seeing that some universities require a job market paper as a part of application package. While I read a bit about the meaning of the term, I'm still ...
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How committed should I be to a specific research area before and shortly after I enter a doctoral program?

I am an electrical engineering undergraduate student and entering my final year of study. I plan on applying to doctoral programs in the field of power engineering. Specific advice from the field ...
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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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The data of industrial postdocs in Canada

Could anyone help me with the data of hired postdocs in company and private sector in Canada? I want to find out the number and the rate of the industrial postdocs in Canada (including the postdocs in ...
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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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Academic title for CS paper exploring Web application development

I am writing a paper as a part of project course, exploring modern and real-time Web application development. In that paper, I plan to investigate several aspects, such as Node.js, reactive UI ...
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copyright regulations for and sharing implementations of previously published computer code

For my research i programmed several optimization algorithms as close as possible to their original implementation/explanation when they were published. The original codes were some times described ...
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Why does Switzerland have such a strict policy in terms of medicine studies for foreigners?

I have been browsing for information on language requirements for universities in Switzerland, and on a page studyineurope.eu I accidentally read a quite interesting note about studying medicine in ...
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Changing from molecular neuroscience to ecology after PhD? Ecologist perspective needed!

I am one year away from finishing a PhD in neuroscience and looking at PostDoc/future career options. Though I love neuroscience, I don't enjoy working in the field very much and I have had a ...
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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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How much does it hurt admissions if I don't take an essential class until after I apply to schools?

I've asked a related question about dealing with two courses that I need that are scheduled at the same time. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it resolved yet, and so it's been on my mind. One of ...
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Time to Meet a Milestone

I am interested in understanding if measuring the time it takes for an adult to meet a training milestone is a training metric that is commonly used to assess progress and, if so, what adult learning ...

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