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I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I want it both to be clear that this is my result, and that if someone wants to look it up they should do so under the former name. Since I've seen it's customary to state own results using only the initial:

Theorem (Y., 2016)

I thought I should write it as:

Theorem (Y. (under Formername), 2016)

  • The result will be published under my former name. Why no publish the result under your new name? – user2768 Jun 24 at 8:58
  • I've seen it's customary to state own results using only the initial I've never seen this style, perhaps it is a convention in your discipline. – user2768 Jun 24 at 8:59
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    @user2768 I have seen the style fairly often in mathematics (pde, inverse problems) in presentations. – Tommi Jun 24 at 9:06
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    I'm indeed in mathematics, and that's the way I see most people do in their presentations. – Ur Ya'ar Jun 24 at 9:08
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    @UrYa'ar If it isn't yet camera-ready, then you might consider publishing under your new name. (There are disadvantages to publishing under different names.) – user2768 Jun 24 at 9:31
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Theorem (Y. (under Formername), 2016)

Is fine. (I have personally never seen a paper that state[s one's] own results using only the initial. I presume it is specific to the OP's discipline.) Alternatively, Theorem (Y. (formally Xxx), 2016) or my preference:

Theorem (Xxx (now Y.), 2016)

I favour this option because the bibliography will contain Xxx (2016), not Y. (2016). (At least, it won't unless you modify the bibliography.)

  • I like your second suggestion, I think I'll use that (if no better suggestion pops-up). – Ur Ya'ar Jun 24 at 9:13

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