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Graduate of Graphic Design, want to pursue Applied Mathematics for physical modeling. Can I get Recognition, either Certificate or Degree?

I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design (US resident). I recently got interested in real-time physical modeling of instruments; after realizing that I needed math to do what I want, I started ...
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How to get most from this meeting with a "possible" potential supervisor

This question is a related to this question which has been closed. I will explain the whole situation here again and the question is different: I wrote to a prof. on December 15 in Germany whose ...
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Should I ask for permission to name a mathematical theorem?

Suppose that two researchers, say, Y. Yubaba and Z. Zeniba have proven an original mathematical theorem that I want to use. I would like to name it the Yubaba-Zeniba theorem. Is it proper etiquette to ...
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How should I follow up with this professor?

I e-mailed a prof in France (Paris) on 10 Jan that my research interest align with his work and I would be willing to work for a PhD under his supervision in Pure Mathematics. I am a student living in ...
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Motivation letter / Letter of Application for 1 year Research Master's in France

I have done my master's from an institute in Asia in 2021 and I planned to write for PhD in Pure Math in 2022 in France. 1 Prof suggested me to also apply to 1 year Research Masters(M2) in France ...
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How to find the newest mathematics journals promoted from ESCI to SCI-Expanded list?

ESCI indexed journals which maintain qualtity publications are migrated to the SCi-Expanded list. Where and how can I find the new mathematics journals that have been promoted to the SCI-Expanded list ...
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What should I expect in PhD interview in Pure Mathematics

I am a person who completed his master's last year and now I am preparing for PhD admissions in Europe. I am from a poor country in Asia. I have 3 PhD interviews scheduled in last week of January to ...
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My mathematics PhD application at Michigan State University [closed]

I got an email from the mathematics graduate department of Michigan State University, which mentioned that I was being nominated for a fellowship, and hence they needed certain documents. I confirmed ...
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How to make the best out of my Applied Math degree?

I'm currently a second-year student taking a Math Degree. The reason I say Applied Math in the title is because I've started to see that, while I like studying Pure Math (I'm enjoying my proof based ...
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What happened to Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) departments in the United States?

I’ve read about and personally heard of discussions among senior faculty about Theoretical and Applied Mechanics departments no longer existing today in the United States. Some of those professors ...
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Indicating an en dash in arXiv submission's metadata [closed]

As indicated here, arXiv metadata fields (e.g., title or abstract) only accept ASCII input, but there are ways of making other symbols appear. My question is, what is the "best" or "...
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Is it inappropriate to ask to work with a professor at a phd program I was rejected from?

I have opened dialogue with him before and he said he would tell the admission committee about our contact. I have not been rejected yet, but I would really like to work with him (payment does not ...
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Which one to choose.... Interests vs Skills? [closed]

I am supposed to choose between mathematics and biology for the next stage of my academic career, i.e. college at undergraduate level. This will broadly classify my local career options into ...
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Would it be inappropriate to complete this project on my own?

About a year ago, I quit my PhD in mathematics. At the time, I was working on a project given to me by my former advisor. His contributions were as follows: Explaining the basic idea of the project, ...
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Is it improper to list on your website/resume which grad schools you got into but did not attend?

I'm interested in the cultural norms of my field (pure math, in US academia) though of course all answers are welcome. I'm applying to graduate school, and noticed that the personal websites of ...
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How to determine whether writing and asking to collaborate on a paper is appropriate [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics, and yesterday I posted a research question on mathoverflow. I was shocked to find a surprisingly amazing response. I was even more shocked to see Terrence Tao ...
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PhD in mathematics after master's in theoretical physics?

So, my background is that I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, but I am doing my master's in engineering physics, theoretical track. (Both will be part of my "...
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How to give a short math talk on a very broad topic?

I am a graduate student in math (algebraic geometry) and a course I did was simply self studying a 600 pages textbook on algebraic geometry and discussing it with my advisor. As part of the assessment ...
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Are international applicants in UK at disadvantage when applying for PhD in Pure Mathematics?

I am a student from Asia and I am applying for PhD in UK universities in pure mathematics for the upcoming season. I want to know if universities in UK give priority to UK citizens in PhD applications?...
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Funding (mathematical) theory research in a computational world

I'm a postdoc in engineering who is interested in doing more "old school" mathematical theoretical research than computational research (i.e., running large simulations on a computer). ...
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Do the referees see the profile of authors?

I am a mathematics PhD scholar (particularly in number theory). I have a question in mind. In general, a PhD scholar doesn't have much publications (or no publication) upto a certain stage. Suppose I ...
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Is it common for combinatorialists to not publish all their results? If so, why?

My question is whether it is common for researchers in combinatorics to advertise their results, and then not to publish them? I am motivated by 1 particular example which I will state. But first I ...
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Providing required formulae in mathematical statistics' final exam [closed]

In a final exam of mathematical statistics, a set of required statistical tables are allowed to be used. As a junior instructor of Mathematical Statistics, I want to know whether I can provide a sheet ...
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I would like to leave my math masters program for a PhD program. Will this reflect poorly on my PhD applications and if so how can this be mitigated?

I graduated with a bachelors gpa of 3.8+ and unfortunately got rejected from all PhD programs last cycle. I completed my entire undergraduate education in two year because some personal circumstances ...
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Applied mathematics or Computer science PhD? [closed]

I am very interested in artificial intelligence and its relation with pure mathematics topics such as differential geometry, topology, algebraic topology, analysis, probability, etc. I am finishing my ...
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When does an ESCI indexed journal get into the list of SCI-Expanded list? [closed]

My question is in the context indexing of mathematics journals. It is a process that ESCI indexed journals may be elevated to the list of SCI Expanded indexing if its SJR impact factor increases ...
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How to become a mathematician with a physics bachelors degree?

I'm an undergraduate student following a physics degree outside USA or Europe. My college is rather unknown, but it has a solid physics curriculum. The following are some facts about my degree and the ...
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What exactly to deduce from this e-mail of a potential supervisor? [closed]

I wrote to a professor whose area of specialization aligns with mine in pure math and I wanted to discuss the possibility of a PhD. I got the following reply: Dear X thanks for your message and ...
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How to write two different proofs for the same theorem?

I am writing a research paper in mathematics. I am proving a theorem. I have two proofs for the same statement i.e., the theorem. I want to embed both proofs. How should I do this? Do I make it two ...
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How do you name your LaTeX files? [closed]

I would like to ask those of you who have a lot of experience writing research articles with LaTeX about the way you find most logical and convenient to name your files. I am wondering about a single-...
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Meaning of "cosupervisor"

I graduated under the supervision of two professors, one of whom acted as main supervisor. To indicate this, I wrote the following sentence: "I graduated under the supervision of Prof. A and the ...
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about the number of recommendation letters

I submitted the required documents in order to apply for a postdoc position in Germany. In the application form they had asked for at least two referee's contact details. I put the details of two ...
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Forgetting to use a title when referring to professors

When I was checking my SoP for grad school, I noticed that I didn't use a title when referring to specific professors. For example, instead of writing: "I spoke to Prof. X and Prof. Y" I ...
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I submitted a paper over a year ago and have not heard back. What should I do?

I submitted a pure mathematics paper (my first paper!) to a journal in September 2020. It is now December 2021 and I have received zero reports. A few months ago I sent an enquiry. I got a response ...
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Updating an already submitted graduate school application

I submitted a graduate school application last week for a Math PhD program at a well-known university in the US. They asked me to submit a PDF list of all the courses that I have taken. I uploaded a ...
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Why do colleges attempt to teach students who lack prerequisite skills?

Inspired by Tutoring is depressing because my students are struggling too much with my exercises. What do I do? The text of that question says: I am a tutor for first year math majors at a European ...
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Is "stealing idea" rare in mathematics?

I have heard a lot about stealing research ideas in lab sciences but rarely heard of stealing research ideas in mathematics. Is stealing research ideas in mathematics rarely happen? Or never happen? ...
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Send my paper to some mathematicians before putting on arXiv

I am a math postdoc. I have recently finished a good paper, but I want to make sure about it before I put on arXiv. That is why I have sent it to some good and great mathematicians to know their ...
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How to self teach mathematics?

I am a postgraduate in biology. I haven’t had an opportunity to learn mathematics beyond secondary school. In my current project I have to use differential equations, ordinary differential equations (...
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Advice on postgrad research application (UK, pure maths)

I'm looking for advice on postgraduate study in pure maths from academics or people involved in the application process. I have enjoyed studying pure maths (particularly algebra) throughout my ...
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Mention missing GRE in Statement of Purpose

I am applying to graduate school for mathematics. The school I am applying to requires the GRE subject test. I was unable to take it, however (both exams in Spring and Fall 2021 were cancelled due to ...
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If I derive a formula for a paper do I need to put the derivation directly in a paper?

Let's say that I derived a formula that I am using in a paper, without any prior knowledge of the formula. Do I need to then put my derivation directly in my paper, or could I submit a supplementary ...
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Dealing with a Very Low Math Subject GRE Score

I am a senior studying math at a private research university. It isn't an Ivy League school by any means, but it is a good school with, as far as I have experienced, a good undergraduate mathematics ...
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Writing Sample and Presentations in Mathematics Graduate Application

I am currently applying to graduate schools for a Ph.D in math. One of the schools to which I am applying has a section in which I can upload a writing sample. The description says "Please upload ...
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What are good habits in learning mathematics well?

Please bear with me while I provide some background and then ask my question, which I hope you will be able to answer and thus aid my capacity to learn mathematics more efficiently and thoroughly. I ...
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How often does an advisor suggest a research problem to his PhD student?

I started my second year as PhD student this Fall and I was wondering how often do PhD supervisor suggests research problem to their PhD student? Does it happen only during the initial years of PhD? ...
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Post-doctorate or equivalent "entry level" job

I'm a PhD student in pure math hopefully defending my thesis in 9 months. This is exactly the period in which one has to look for post-doctoral positions or for an entry level job. I have recently ...
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How do I get a fellow mathematician to examine my work when I have a bad standing in my home department?

I am a student of mathematics. I am greatly interested in the subject, but it seems as though my peers opine quite uniformly that I totally lack any sort of talent for it. To give you a few examples: ...
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Scholarship in Germany for summer 2022 [closed]

Is it possible to still find a scholarship for summer semester 2022 in Germany ? I recently applied for admission in a German university for summer semester , I just need now a scholarship in order to ...
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How competitive exactly is physics/applied mathematics academia (UK)? [closed]

I am a PhD physics/applied mathematics student, and I was wondering how competitive academia is in these subjects. The area of research is in biophysics/statistical mechanics/mathematical modelling by ...

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