I am a master's student in Physics and currently working on my thesis work and I am having a hard time grasping some mathematical concepts needed. Most of my friends are working on simulation work, and they all are allotted Ph.D. mentors, which helps them in several ways since profs aren't always available and take time to respond to emails. But since I am doing reading for my theoretical work, should I ask my guide to allot me one as well? I don't know if I can have one in such work.

I think it will help me to understand mathematical tools and to think from different perspectives. I do have weekly meetings with my professor, for doubts and discussions. Please let me know.

  • Are there PhD students in your lab that would be appropriate mentors?
    – Bryan Krause
    Sep 8, 2022 at 19:09
  • Can you not approach other PhD students directly (face-to-face or via mail) because they were tutors/TAs in one of your seminars?
    – Stefan_W
    Sep 8, 2022 at 19:28
  • @BryanKrause My professor told me one Ph.D. student works in the same field.
    – Mirae
    Sep 8, 2022 at 19:30
  • @Stefan_W I don't know anyone from this field yet. I can, if I get to know someone.
    – Mirae
    Sep 8, 2022 at 19:42
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    You can ask. We cannot tell you what the answer will be. Sep 8, 2022 at 22:51


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