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I am at an early stage of my research in Mathematics. Recently I have found some papers related to my broad interest that I think I will be able to work on.

However I am clueless how to find the research problem or in which direction I should proceed . Is it okay to mail the author asking for research problem or at least asking for the direction in which I can proceed. More generally how should I approach to some experts via email asking for such stuffs.

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    Where is your supervisor? You can email authors but I doubt they will reply. I for example will keep all 'good' problems for myself and my students. – Prof. Santa Claus Jun 18 '18 at 4:25
  • i am discussing it with my supervisor but this field is also new to my supervisor – Jave Jun 18 '18 at 4:27
  • this is the reason why I am looking for a second opinion – Jave Jun 18 '18 at 4:28
  • It's probably better to find research problems on your own. See How to come up with research ideas? for ideas on how to do so. – Anyon Jun 18 '18 at 4:40
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    It is totally fine and common to consult with your adviser in this situation. Tell him/her about the paper and ask for an advice on how to proceed further. – Yanko Jun 18 '18 at 20:30

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