Questions tagged [mathematics]

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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Asking math PhD admissions for a decision sooner, given that I have received an offer from a good school

Can I ask other math PhD programs that I've applied to whether they could give me a decision sooner than later, as I've gotten an offer from a good program? If so, should I name this program for them ...
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How can I better equip myself early on for pure mathematics research?

From discussions about the nature of pure mathematics research I reached to a conclusion that it requires both- theory building; that is to create rigourous concepts relevant to the problem one ...
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Pure math PhD fellowship for at least 5 years [closed]

I am an undergrad interested in pursuing PhD in pure mathematics in U.S. or Western Europe. I was searching for fellowships that can support this endeavor (so that I won't have to TA) and the ...
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Nature of pure mathematics research

For a little background- I'm a 3rd year engineering student, planning to do masters in pure mathematics. I've been studying abstract group theory and real analysis, although I'm extremely interested ...
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Career in Mathematics as an Electrical Engineer

I am a university freshman with major in Electrical Engineering. My passion is pure math(topology, group theory etc). During my first semester I noticed that our math classes are not rigorous at all, ...
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What is the average teaching load for a math postdoc position in the US?

What is the average teaching load for a math postdoc position in the US? And can someone please explain this in reference to the trimester or quarter system, which I'm not too familiar with. ...
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EdX Courses for Self-Study [closed]

I have been independently considering two edX courses in mathematics. The first, a course on probability theory drawing from a financial crisis case study, appeared to me plausibly comparable in ...
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How to dress for visit to math phd program for accepted students?

How should I dress for my visits to math programs as an accepted student? As if I were showing up to a job interview? Shirt and tie? Suit? The visit seems nicely planned by the program - jam-...
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What do you recommend me doing if my math instructor isn't very good and I know I can learn the same content better elsewhere?

Currently, my math professor isn't very good and I have had plenty of experience using Khan Academy and my Googling skills. However, I'm afraid that if I diverge from the class, I might accidentally ...
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Why are engineering departments so large in U.S. universities?

For a math or physics department at a good university in the United States, there might be 20 or so full-time faculty members, while in the engineering department, I've noticed that there can be more ...
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Putting some upcoming positions in CV

I am going to apply for a Postdoc position which starts six month later. I am a postdoc in institute A and have new grant in institute B to start in upcoming month. Can I put this position and grant ...
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Can I take online courses to make up for poor past community college performance when applying to a four year college? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a place where I can take online mathematics courses that do not require a transcript for admission. I did ok in high school and not so great at community college, but I ...
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Math REU low GPA

I have a GPA ~3.2 because I did poorly on my courses during my freshman year. I am currently a junior. I did terribly during my freshman year because I was experiencing culture shock and I was burned ...
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Succes in research, awful in solving in basic things [duplicate]

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics. I am studying abroad. I need some advice. Before getting through to my question, let me say something about myself. I am studying at a good ...
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CSrankings for maths?

I'm looking for a website that would collect and share information about the strictly research-related relevance of a university in the field of maths. The idea would be similar to that of CSrankings....
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Should I apply to PhDs in the US (theoretical physics)? [closed]

I am a Cambridge Mathematics undergraduate (third year) and I want to be a theoretical physicist (I am taking the relevant courses, research experience, etc). I am confident I can get into Part III, ...
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Is it possible to work on my thesis on my home country? [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible (and how frequent it is) to work my (math) PhD thesis in my home country if I am an international student?
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How to deal with this type of rejection without review report?

After being in "Under Review" status for 4.5 months (before that it stayed in "Reviewing" status for 3 weeks), I get the following cold rejection without any review report or review comments. How to ...
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Best graph for missing data [closed]

I'm doing a research about air pollution . I have annual data that cover 2002-2009 , 2011-2014 ( two sets of data from two sources) and 2017 to 2019 . My question is how can I represent the missing ...
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GPA for PhD application

I am applying for PhD programs in mathematics and statistics for the next fall semester, and I am really concerned about my GPA for this fall semester. My GPA is solid before this semester, and I ...
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For interview questions about innovative or engaging teaching, is it OK to say I give lectures in the standard way?

If asked a teaching question in a interview for a math professor position about how you engage students or innovate your teaching, would it look bad if I say I'm just a traditional lecturer, teaching ...
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(Potentially) Low GPA with No Reserach Experience, Am I Screwed for math PhD program? [duplicate]

I am a Japanese junior student who is thinking of applying to the PhD program(Applied Mathematics/Statistics) in the U.S. for the 2021 cycle, but I think I have an incredibly low chance to be accepted ...
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Are there mathematics online degree options in the USA for a foreign student with SAT scores? [closed]

Are there universities/colleges in USA which offer undergraduate and graduate online degrees in mathematics and consider SAT scores? How can I find a list of such institutions? I was unable to find ...
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Importance between the American Mathematical Monthly and Research Journals [closed]

I am an undergraduate and have been working with one of my math professors over the past year on proving some new results. These results are interesting and are approachable enough to be understood ...
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Do reviews happen more in Holiday season?

When I recently inquired about the status of my paper which is currently in the "under review" status, the editorial assistant informed me that they are still awaiting referee reports, and the Editor ...
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Masters in Financial Engineering with C's and B's to PHD in Math [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a degree in Financial Engineering from a top 15 program. I'm thinking about transitioning to a PHD in mathematics as I find it quite interesting. Unfortunately I've only ...
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How much time should I allow for math postdoc candidates to accept or decline my offer?

For the first time in my life, I received a research grant that allows me to hire postdocs. The hiring procedure is very flexible, and I have complete control over the process, without any involvement ...
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Whether its a good idea to apply for professors working in algebraic number theory for phd in analytic number theory

I am masters student and I am applying for phd position in analytic number theory in Europe. But there are very less number of professors in analytic number theory as compared to algebraic number ...
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Can I negotiate an acceptance to print delay, post acceptance?

Update: My withdrawal request was accepted and I was also offered to be published in the immediate issue of the Journal. I took back my withdrawal request. Edit : Mentioning Journal I have an ...
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Correlation between GRE Scores and Profile [duplicate]

I have recently taken GRE general and GRE subject tests and going to apply to US universities for Ph. D. in mathematics. My GRE general score is bad (verbal 138 + quant 163). My GRE subject ...
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I filled the crucial gap; co-authors did the rest–who should be first author?

A fellow researcher shared with me his notes where he attempts to solve an open problem in maths/computer science. Both he and his student have been trying to solve it for over a year, and by now they ...
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Optimal reference letter writers for permanent positions: Senior experts or younger, more active researchers? [closed]

I work in pure mathematics. I have wondered for a while which kind of letter writers might be best when I apply for permanent jobs in US and UK: Roughly speaking, I am weighing up two options: Try to ...
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Social norms about hiring freelance assistants

Is it considered ethical or appropriate for a researcher to hire a freelance contractor to perform or assist in some secondary tasks related to the preparation of a research papers? To make some ...
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Thoughts on if it's possible to succeed in math @ PhD level w/o natural ability in quant reasoning? [closed]

As someone who has a relative deficit in quantitive reasoning (63%ile) vs. verbal (97%ile), but a strong interest in applied math, is it possible to be successful and competitive at the PhD level? I ...
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Can research breadth be a downside when applying for doctoral positions?

I'm going to apply for a doctorate position in mathematics soon, and I'm wondering if my breadth can be of any disadvantage. I have two MSc degrees, in mathematics and engineering respectively. The ...
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What career option is the most viable if one has very wide research interests?

I'm in mathematics, and have recently gotten an opportunity to do applied/industrial research for a strong research institute in my country. As of now I have two MSc degrees in math and engineering ...
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Asking do's and don't s for a Masters dissertation in Pure Mathematics

I am a Masters students in mathematics at a University. My university doesn't have many people working in pure mathematics. I am interested in Analytic number theory and wanted to do my Masters ...
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Letter of Recommendation from English Teacher for Math Ph.D. program?

I am a Japanese undergraduate junior student who is thinking of applying to graduate programs in Mathematics in the U.S. and the biggest problem for me is the Letter of Recommendation. I am planning ...
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A year in industry and back to a postdoc in a different field

I am finishing my PhD in a Statistics department, but my thesis is basically Math. I want to spend a year or two in the industry and then apply for a postdoc in Stats. However,.. It will be hard, so ...
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Will a master's in math from the University of Vienna help or hurt my Ph.D. prospects? [closed]

My end goal is to become a professor of either mathematics or philosophy. I haven't made up my mind which. Thus, I plan to get a master's degree in math, specializing in logic, in order to continue my ...
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Work with a professor from non-PhD-granting university in the US to earn PhD?

I'm new on this website and am not sure how much of higher academia works. Suppose I wanted to work with a professor in a particular field of mathematics at a research university (not necessarily a ...
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On MathJobs, what does “Faculty contacts in our dept?” means?

I've noticed that several MathJobs applications asks "Faculty contacts in our dept?", always with this exact, confusing wording. I'm not clear what this means. Can someone explain? Is it, "do you ...
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How many assistant professor or postdoc jobs do people usually apply for in mathematics? [closed]

Assuming you want a good chance of getting at least 1 offer from a research university, is applying for 20 jobs average? Is applying for 30 jobs overkill? Would most letter writers feel hassled by ...
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Why do engineering PhD programs require undergrad degrees in engineering or physics?

I notice that many top American engineering PhD programs ask for undergrad or master degrees in engineering or physics, but this discussion excludes math majors. How come? Are math majors not ...
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Worth applying to PhD Programs with a very bad Math Subject GRE

I just took and received a very bad math subject gre score of 600, or 37th percentile. Would it still be worth it to apply to any school that requires the subject test? I've been working at several ...
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Percentiles of Subjecte GRE on Mathematics

I got my Subject GRE scores on Mathematics today. I scored 810 with 79 percentile. As an international applicant is this a low score(percentile) for the US universities for Ph.D. on pure mathematics. ...
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Should I contact the journal because I am not receiving a response after a year?

I have submitted a paper to a Springer mathematical journal. The reviewers asked for a revision, and after revising the paper, the editor's decision, alongside with the reviewers' one (of course), was ...
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Doing Bachelors degree in Maths as distant education for Phd in Mathematics after regular Master's in Optics

I finished my masters in Optics(5 years bachelors+masters together) recently. In the course I had to study subjects like Classical mechanics, Statistical Mechanics,Electrodynamics, Quantum physics and ...
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What it feels like as a PhD student in math or computer science in the US [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate in Canada, but I am interested in math/comp sci PhD in the US. I heard that an academically supporting environment(the environment of the school? of the department?) in ...
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What is the advantage of m·s^(-1) over m/s? [closed]

It's everywhere, but no matter who I ask I can never get a straight answer, only "I don't know"s. What is the advantage of using multiplication and negative powers over just using division when ...