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On standards or conventions specific to mathematics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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Funded Masters in Math

Are there any universities in the U.S that are known for funding their master's students? I know that Canada is known for funding their masters students. I am guessing that includes grading/teaching ...
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How to start doing significant research?

I'm a graduate student in applied math (applied probability, asymptotic etc.). I have written several articles on either solving "small" problems, or developing particular methodology/techniques ...
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Why is my paper “under review” if it contains no results?

I've recently submitted a paper for review for a reputed math journal. The main paper is just 2 pages (everything else being in appendix), where I setup a new problem, and the central result I had ...
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How important is it to have a personal website, when applying for a PhD?

I have read several questions regarding the importance of a personal website when applying to Posdocs and other academic jobs. However, I have found little stating the importance of it when applying ...
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Why do Computer Science degrees contain a high proportion of mathematics?

About 17 years ago I attended a top 10 UK university to study for a degree in Computer Science. Mathematics had never been a particularly strong point for me. However I (just) had the required A-...
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Switching into Math/Physics

This is going to be long as I believe that the context is important. I have always been fairly good at maths and physics (won state wide prizes in the math contests and even won a gold medal in the ...
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What is a recommended strategy on exercises in a mathematical textbook at graduate level? [duplicate]

When I read a mathematical textbook at graduate level to learn and master a particular subject that I am unfamiliar with, I always struggle with the strategy on the exercises. Sometimes I spent one ...
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How is the corresponding author on a (math) paper typically chosen?

I am preparing a joint paper with my mentor. I am a math postdoc. How is the corresponding author generally chosen? What are the benefits of being the corresponding author? Is it better for a post-doc'...
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What do Q# rankings say about journals?

As you know there exists a journal ranking namely, Scimago Journals and Country Ranking. And we see Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 rankings. My question is that whether this ranking is a valid criteria of journal ...
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What is necessary for mathematics graduate school? [closed]

I am an undergrad junior at a top 60 institution (big state school in the United States) majoring in Pure Math. Course selection for Spring 2020 is coming around, and I want to know which courses to ...
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Research on active learning in mathematics tutorial/practice classes

In the country where I live, university students studying mathematics usually attend lectures, consultation with their lecturers (if they have questions relating to material taught) and tutorial/...
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Math Paper and Grad School Application

I am applying for pure Math Ph.D programs this year. I did some independent research in centralizer of matrices, and I developed an algorithm to generate the explicit k-basis for the space of ...
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Teaching advanced courses in a specialized area of math [closed]

Today mathematics (and probably also other sciences) became very specialized: every researcher works in their own narrow field which usually hardly interacts with fields of other colleagues, even on ...
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Is it ok if I haven't decided my research topic when I first meet with a potential phd advisor?

I'm currently in my last semester as a master student and planning to apply for phd degree. I'm going to have a first meeting with my potential phd adviser in a few days and I'm really nervous. All I ...
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Who reads the NSF postdoc fellowship applications? (mathematics)

I am applying for the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, and I noticed the guidelines say the following: The Project Description should be written with both specialists ...
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Should I talk about research done in a different field from the department I apply to?

As is, I am applying to CS grad school even though I studied math in undergrad and all my research is in math. The question is, in my personal statement, how sensible is it to talk in depth about my ...
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How important is the TOEFL speaking score? [closed]

I am a student from China, and I want to apply for (pure) math PhD this fall, in the USA. Now I have a TOEFL score which has 102 points in total but only 20 points in speaking section. I am hesitating ...
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Copy pasting definitions and theorems from other papers to my own paper

I am writing a mathematical paper. Since my English is not perfect, i am borrowing sentences from English-speaking authors. I have some questions about copy and paste from other papers to my paper. ...
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Studying recreational math professionally?

Are there professors who specialize in recreational types of math problems, or is my best bet to be a high school teacher and do recreational math in my free time?
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What does my colleagues' question really mean? [closed]

I have been a tenured faculty member at a math department in the US for a few years. Recently two colleagues of mine asked (apparently independently) why I do not have PhD students. I honestly ...
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How do I cite sources in a math paper

I've written a paper that [still] seems original to me and feedback tells me it needs work. The paper is about Pythagorean triples which has been done for ages but I've yet to find prior art on the [...
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How to find a reviewer/editor for my paper? [closed]

I wrote a paper, which I would like to submit to a convention. I've never written a paper before. I'd like it to be thoroughly reviewed, not to say edited, before I submit it. I'm willing to pay for a ...
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What are the steps and resources I can use to publish a math paper? [duplicate]

I've spent years writing a math paper I call "A study of Pythagorean Triples" and I would like to publish. I've written and re-written for accuracy and clarity and I ported it from Word to TexShop ...
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Looking for advices to stay motivated working with my master degree advisor

As English is not my native language I apologize for any mistakes in my following post. I did my Bachelor Degree in Mathematics in University "A" with advisor "a". The strees level of this University ...
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When to acknowledge funding

I got a funding from the DFG called "Eigene Stelle". My question is whether I have to acknowledge funding in every article I write or just in the articles that are related to the projects in my ...
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Reviewing equations

I need to perform several text reviews, each of them containing lots of equations. I need some methodology for proof-reading the equations. The context is not really academic, but I believe a similar ...
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How to deal with an incompetent collaborator

I was asked by this (tenure-track) assistant professor X, with whom I'm in very friendly terms, to collaborate on a project together. X and I work in the same broad area of pure math (topology) but ...
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Importance of QUANT score on GRE for math grad school [closed]

I am not the best at standardized test taking and scored a very poor score of quant 153 on the GRE. I go to a good undergrad institution with no grade inflation (Purdue university). My grades, ...
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Asking for recommendation letters for postdoc positions in mathematics

I'm starting my fifth year in math PhD. For two years I've been thinking on a well known problem (well known enough to have a Wikipedia page) in my field with no success and all of a sudden I think I ...
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How do you manage to study and have a balance in your life at the same time? [closed]

Over the last couple of years, math and programming have become a big part of my life; I know I’ll pursue a career involving CS and math (most probably machine learning) and usually, my days revolve ...
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In Mathematics, what is the standing of the journal Proc. AMS? [closed]

This is a question specific to mathematics. what is the status of the journal Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (Proc. AMS)? It seems to be a generalist journal that only ...
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Websites to publish for mathematics and statistics similar to arXiv.org? [closed]

What are websites similar to arXiv where there's feedback that one can submit to for Mathematics and Statistics?
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Doing high level thing great but forgetting simple things

I'm a mathematics PhD student and I have a question. I am writing my thesis, and I'm looking for a postdoc too. I would like to do research long-term, but I am not sure that I will be successful as a ...
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Is it unusual for a math department not to have a mail/web server?

I'm a PhD student in a math department at a research university in the US. When I started the program I was given an account on the department server with a website and a nice department email address....
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Can a (stapler) PhD thesis comprise multiple unrelated papers? [duplicate]

Traditionally, a thesis is assimilated to a monograph and comprises a unified body of work. However, with "stapler" theses becoming more common, I'd like to know if a thesis is allowed to comprise ...
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Career options after Masters in mathematics outside academia [closed]

Basically, my background is the following: I was a very good student in a not so bad university in my bachelor, and now I'm doing alright (~ good student but not one of the best) in a very good ...
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Use idea of a paper to prove new result

I'm a phd student of Mathematic. I have following question. Recently, I proved something that I got main idea from some paper. To be honest, I don't like my proof, because I use the proof of paper, ...
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How to find out the average duration of the peer-review process for a given journal?

I have a mathematics paper ready for publishing, but I can't decide to which journal should I publish it. The main thing based on which I want to publish the paper to a specific journal is its short ...
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How to inform conference organizers about your legal name

I am in the following situation. I have a name I prefer to use for personal reasons but the name on my passport is different. If I apply for travel support for a conference, the recommendation ...
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How do US grad schools interpret international GPAs?

I am an international student looking to apply for a PhD in mathematics in mainly the USA. My current university uses a 10 point scale for GPA but most of the universities I've seen, in the US seem to ...
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Setting up a Mathematical Institute of Refereeing?

This question is mainly focused on the field of mathematics, although it might make sense for other areas too. would setting up a Mathematical Institute of Refereeing be a good idea ? To explain ...
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Getting into a US PhD programme for math after an Indian MS [closed]

I studied math as an undergrad in India, and after two years away from the field, have decided to come back to it. I am interested in learning more about pure mathematics, and am interested in the ...
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How did Milton Babitt teach math at Princeton and research math, without an undergraduate degree in math?

Even if Babbitt taught merely elementary calculus, don't universities hire someone with at least an undergraduate degree in math to teach it? I quote Schoenblog.com: Babbitt came to teach at ...
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Should I ask for permission to write an expository post about someone else's research?

I am a math PhD student in North America about to enter my second year. Last week I attended a conference and was interested in a research presentation by a professor at another school. The ...
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Double blind peer review when paper cites author's GitHub repo for code

I and my coauthor wrote a paper and the project involved creating a (small) software library. Part of the novelty of the paper is the output of the code, which is a digital object not intended for by-...
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What are these mathematical groups in U.S. universities?

I have just finished my bachelor degree and I will be entering a PhD program in mathematics. On the home page at my schools (and others) I have seen that there are various groups, composed of teachers ...
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Why are operations research departments usually separate from mathematics departments?

The title says it all. When I look online, they are usually separate departments
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Is there a way to improve my grade after graduation?

I graduated around 3 years ago with a degree, from a Russell Group university, in Mathematics. I had some mental health issues in my final term which essentially bombed my grade. Since I had no ...
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Respected researchers giving imprecise or misleading explanations in casual conversations

I have attended quite a few large conferences in mathematics where experts from different fields participate. Naturally I talked to some people and asked them a very basic question: what they are ...
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Most part of my result is as same as orginal version. Can I make a paper? [closed]

I am a PhD student in mathematics. Recently, I could extend some old result to higher dimensional. I want to make a paper. But I doubt that is a good result or not, because most part of my proof is ...