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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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Studying strategies for a full-time working mathematician [closed]

I am currently a fixed income trader and I work 10 hours a day from 5 am - 3 pm. I am a mathematician by education but unfortunately I am not doing much math and programming at my job. So, I try to ...
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How to increase my collaboration “network” as a new faculty?

I recently got a tenured (yes, permanent) faculty position in mathematics. During my PhD and postdoc, I collaborated with the same people on some projects, one big and one small, but most of my time ...
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After finding the topic how to discover research problem in Mathematics

I am at an early stage of my research in Mathematics. Recently I have found some papers related to my broad interest that I think I will be able to work on. However I am clueless how to find the ...
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Is it an invasion of privacy to ask a lecturer for details on their LaTeX editor setup?

I (very) recently completed a Real Analysis course at my university. One day during the course I went to see my lecturer regarding an error I spotted in his notes. The notes set for our course were ...
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What is the timeline for UK postdoc applications in math?

I (a graduate student in math at a US university) have heard a lot of advice about applying for postdocs in math at US universities. I've been told when applications for jobs and NSF are due, when you ...
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Meaning of 'high-level overview' in a Maths talk?

I am a first year Maths PhD student in Singapore. As I am going to give my first talk at a Mathematics conference soon, I look for some tips on how to give a good talk. While googling, I come across ...
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Want to go to grad school but I lack expected coursework [closed]

I am, or was, a math major in a big state university, and just graduated this year and I am taking a gap year. I finished my undergrad in three years and took some extra math courses. I also have one-...
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Job market in academia: applied/computational math vs. pure math

Many people told me it is much more easier for an applied/computational mathematician to find a job in U.S. than a pure mathematician. I believe that it is largely due to the fact that applied/...
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The upcoming math job application seasons - dates etc [closed]

Sorry if this question is trivial. It concerns the upcoming job-application season for pure math - something like November of 2018 is when the action starts, I believe (?). I am mostly interested in ...
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Double major workloads? [closed]

I am entering Hofstra University this fall as a mechanical engineering student, and I am curious what the workload would be like if I took a second major in mathematics? To clarify my situation, here ...
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Publish a significant but brief improvement of a Mathematics paper

I am a PhD student and I started studying a recent article of my advisor. During the study, I realized that some of the reasonings and results used in the article could be considerably improved. ...
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Citing propositions etc. in a master's thesis

So in my mathematics master's thesis I am mainly following a certain paper, trying to understand it and present it's results in my own way. Now for a few chapters in my thesis I am basing them off of ...
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Do any math PhD advisors work on a problem with their student?

I am wondering if anyone’s math PhD advisor worked side by side with you on your thesis problem? In other words, instead of meetings consisting of updates of where you are at in your research and just ...
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Math PhD adviser - The easy choice or the more unconventional choice

I have kind of an interesting scenario that I would like to get advice on. I apologize if this is a bit lengthy, but I want to get all the facts out there. A bit about me first: I have just finished ...
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Rigorousness in Proofs [closed]

I am in an extremely stressed out situation right now. I am pursuing Mathematical Sciences, as of now. I experience absolutely no difficulty in understanding the motivation or meaning underlying the ...
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How do top graduate school in Mathematics view BS (Mathematics) from a top engineering school?

One of top engineering institution in my country offer Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics. They start actual mathematics (Real analysis, Abstract Algebra etc) from sophomore year. By the senior they ...
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Math preparedness for an Econ PhD

I am currently getting my masters in Public Policy and considering getting a PhD in the near future. I'm looking for advice on whether to pursue a PhD in public policy or economics. I've heard that ...
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How to find a “virtual” mathematics conference?

How can I find conferences in mathematics which accept guest articles/notes without the guest physically visiting the conference? I have two problems which prevent me to physically visit conferences: ...
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Using of the word “Mathematician” [closed]

Is is true to call a newly Ph.D graduated of mathematics a Mathematician ?
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How do graduate schools in Mathematics view advanced graduate courses taken at a less prestigious undergraduate institution?

I am a junior undergraduate at a less prestigious school. I have the option of taking graduate courses. I am sure I won't run out of them. However I am skeptical of how committee especially top ...
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Contacting potential PhD advisors while not knowing research topic?

In December I will finish a Computational Sciences M.S. degree and plan to pursue a PhD in Applied and Computational mathematics afterwards. I have a B.Sc. in Applied and Computational Mathematics so ...
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Write “ongoing research projects” in a CV

What is a neat way to include "ongoing research projects" in a mathematician's academic CV? By this, I mean something that is narrower than a generic "research interest", but not quite as defined as ...
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Is publishing in a special issue of a Q3 Journal as relevant as publishing in a Q1 Journal?

I want to publish a paper in mathematics in a special issue of my topic but in a Q3 Journal (i.e., ranked in 3rd quartile). The catch is that in this issue, the editors are some of the top leaders in ...
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Current state of French mathematics school [closed]

France has a very strong reputation historicaly in mathematics, and many famous mathematicians studied in their top universities. But is it still the case? I am particularely interested in the current ...
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What is the eligibility criteria for doing research in physics?

I will be completing my MSc in mathematics, in India; and have before completed my PUC (11 & 12th classes) in PCMC (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science), and BSc in PCM (Physics, ...
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How to efficiently find citations for quotations after writing?

I wrote a long document about mathematics with a lot of quotations. I must provide a citation for every quotation, but did not do this so far. Now I’m stuck because I can’t efficiently find the ...
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Did the professor “give” me this project?

Some time ago a professor gave me a small mathematics problem for independent research. While doing reading for this problem I found a substantially different but not unrelated problem mentioned in ...
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How can one overcome the disadvantage of studying in less prestigious international school for admission in top 10 Math PhD programs?

I am a international applicant. I study in fairly less prestigious undergraduate school. I am aware that this will have a affect on my Grad School Applications. Since I am freshman I was wondering of ...
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Incompatibility between job and field of study [closed]

Finding jobs for Ph.D graduate in mathematics is the main concern. Available options are namely in general industry and academia. I see, for instance, some Ph.D in math (algebraic geometry) working ...
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For German undergraduate and graduate math classes, does the professor or assistant write the exercise sheets?

For German undergraduate and graduate math classes, does the professor or assistant write the exercise sheets? In the United States it is typical for the professor to write them. I am curious what ...
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Career Options after PhD in Math (International)

I'm an international student, originally from a country in South Asia. I have been admitted to a PhD program in Mathematics. The school is ranked in the top 70-80 range. While I'm interested in ...
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Career change for a mathematician - from academia to …? [closed]

I'm looking for good hints for my professional life. I am a mathematician (32 years old) who worked up to now in academia in Europe. My short CV: PhD + three and a half years of postdoctoral ...
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Can Budapest Semesters in Mathematics outset the disadvantage of not attending a prestigious undergraduate for top graduate programs in Mathematics? [closed]

I am an international applicant from a less prestigious school. Although with help of my coursework and recommendations letter from my advisor and internship advisor I hope I can make to Budapest ...
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Is there a viable path to a top Math PhD program through a non-flagship state school

I know this is a topic frequently talked about here, but I'm coming from a different point than any of the posts I've found so I figured I'd ask. This post is less of a "can I do it?" question and ...
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Information Regarding PhD Admissions [closed]

Are there universities that offer PhD in Mathematics without GRE or TOEFL in Europe? I have completed my Masters in Applied Mathematics with a cgpa 8.0. I am keen to pursue research in Mathematics ...
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Intellectual property of computer program of another authors equation?

When transfering a rather complex equation from another authors published article, to a computer programming language such as R, does the intellectual property of the script itself belong to the ...
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Is finding an interest in Mathematics in late teens not a good sign for amazing research capability?

I am 19 years old. I was average in high school in Mathematics. I never participated in IMO or related competitions. As a result I didn't join a prestigious undergraduate school. However during 2nd ...
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To what extent is Linux prevalent in University maths departments? [closed]

To what extent is Linux prevelant in University maths departments? I understand that distributions such as Scientific Linux and Fedora are quite popular, but I don't know whether this means 5% or 50% ...
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How to transition from theoretical mathematics to theoretical computer science

Background: I started my undergraduate career in computer science and transitioned to mathematics leaving computer science as a minor. I have just recently completed my Bachelors in Mathematics with a ...
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Should a thesis advisor be an onlooker or somebody who struggles with the problem?

I am asking about research in a Math department, although I believe the question generalises to other departments. I would like to know what a potential thesis advisor should be like. Should the ...
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Unsuccessful job search with an MS in Math degree

My question is similar to this one Career for a mathematician outside academia but slightly different: what can I do with an MS in Math degree, if I don't continue for a PhD? I wrote an MS thesis, ...
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Why might researchers distinguish their interests between applied math and computational math?

I often see PhD students and faculty members describe their research interests on their web pages as something like: I am broadly interested in applied and computational mathematics. What is the ...
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Do prestigious mathematics journals discriminate against young (undergraduate) authors?

I am an undergraduate mathematics major. I have made a draft of a paper on group theory. My paper is not a breakthrough. After scanning through a lot of journals I have come down to Journal of Group ...
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How much does the reputation of the undergrad institution matter in top 10 graduate schools in Mathematics?

I will be starting as a freshman in August 2018 in an undergrad institution. My school does not have the best reputation for mathematics in my country. Although it has a tie-up with another nearby ...
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Should I put a theorem statement with a lot of hypotheses and notation in the introduction?

I have a theorem which requires a lot of notation and explanation and hypotheses in order to state. I usually tend to put all theorem statements in the introduction of the paper so that someone can ...
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Would it be arrogant for me to offer my professor material on the module they teach?

I am a first year CS undergraduate taking a module on differential equations. For part of this module I did a personal project on the motion of simple harmonic systems (damped and undamped) which I ...
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Can I get admitted to Master in mathematics program if I only have a medical degree? [closed]

I will complete my medical school (in Indonesia) very shortly. I'm planning to pursue a master degree in mathematics at a university in the USA or UK. I do not have a mathematics bachelor's degree. ...
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When is it acceptable to issue an update to a manuscript that is still under review?

16 months ago, I finished a paper A and submitted it to a journal X. It is currently still under review. (For the journal's defence, it must be said that the paper is quite long - 89 pages). This ...
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Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y?

Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y? I’m seeing curriculum changes at our school that has pretty good math, physics, and engineering departments, and it ...
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Taking a risk working with a new professor? (Math Grad School)

I will be starting a math PhD program in the Fall with hopes of working with a professor who graduated recently (between 4 and 6 years ago). This professor is working in my desired field, but I'm not ...