Questions tagged [mathematics]

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How do I search for literature containing specific math equations?

When one looks for relevant literature, one turns to platforms such as Google Scholar or Web of Science. I want to search literature (or research articles) that include a specific mathematics equation....
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How would graduate studies in Japan differ from those in the US, specifically for mathematics?

I have decided to make an academic transition from Electrical and Electronics Engineering into Mathematics after graduation. Although my first degree is from an Asian country it is a well accredited ...
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Are there any resources out there to help you find inspiration for a PhD topic?

I got my Master's degree in mathematics in 2017. Since then, I haven't done a lot of maths, so I am a bit rusty. I am now considering doing a PhD in maths, but I have little-to-no idea for a topic. I ...
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"Extra teaching" (compared to the standard contract) for Italian researchers

For researchers (RTDa, RTDb, associate and full professors) in Italian universities is it possible to have some "extra" teaching duties (compared to the standard contract)? How would one ...
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How to approach "potential benefits to society of proposed research" question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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Is Math Overflow representative of how theoretical research works in person?

I'm a prospective PhD student who has had little to non-existent experience in formal/theoretical research. As an engineering student, the workflow I am used to is to test an experiment, then to debug ...
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How to teach students to ask good questions in seminars?

My university has a course called "Technical Communication" that aims to teach undergraduate math and computer science students (usually sophomores and juniors) how to give good talks. We ...
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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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From research in machine learning to pure math PhD

I am currently working as a research technician in applied math (machine learning) for a European institution that also does some research in pure mathematics. I find some research lines in pure math ...
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What do graders expect in a master thesis in pure mathematics?

I am writing a master thesis in pure mathematics the upcoming year and want to know what graders look for in a master thesis. I am in the US. How do they grade the thesis? What are the things that can ...
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Self-studying during math PhD?

I am in graduate school pursuing a PhD in applied math. I study high dimensional probability/statistics, but most of what I do is theoretical. I am almost finished with course work (so the next years ...
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General Guidline in making a index for a textbook

I am currently writing a textbook in some mathematical area and now I am at the point of creating an index of words. Are there some general rules in academia on this, like there are for citing ...
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What is the job market like in terms of research positions in the industry for continuous optimizers?

I know that PhDs in continuous optimization do find research positions at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. But that's just a few places, and I'm hoping to get a more comprehensive view of the research ...
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Overview of the mathematical (and computer science) world by countries

I am looking for statistics of research done in mathematics and computer science by country. I found reports for Thainland, Kyrgyzstan and Finland in mathematics. Where can I find similar statistics ...
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Timeline on mathematics postdoctoral reasearch proposal

I am applying for a postdoc in mathematics and I have to include a research proposal with the usual info and also timescale. This bugs me a lot. I am doing theoretical research, I don't have any ...
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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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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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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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Postdocs or RTDa/b positions and a question on PhD acquired outside of Italy and equivalence with the Italian title

Is it necessary to have obtained the "equivalence" of Ph.D. acquired in another country (Germany in my case) to the Italian title before applying for postdocs or RTDa/b positions in Italy? I ...
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How important are your module choices in 3rd year mathematics undergraduate?

I am finishing my 2nd year doing a Mathematics BSc (UK) and I am very worried about my options next year. I primarily enjoy analysis and am interested in pure maths generally. However, my university, ...
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Taking an applied internship postponing the end of the PhD

I'm a PhD student in Europe, currently in my 3rd year of pure mathematics. It was supposed to be the final year of my studies before finding a position either in industry or in academy. However, the ...
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PhD in Mathematical Finance

I applied to a PhD program in Applied Mathematics, but was accepted to the PhD program in Mathematical Finance instead. It seems that one professor found my background in control theory and signal ...
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Pursuing M2 in mathematics after Masters from India

I am a master's student (5 year coursework, with a 1 year thesis) in Pure Mathematics in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata in my prefinal year. I wish to continue in ...
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Math postdoc in Europe or the USA

I am a PhD student in mathematics in the US. I got a 3 year postdoc position at a R1 university in USA and I was extremely happy about that as the department is pretty strong in my research area and ...
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Applying for PhD in mathematics as Third-Year Undergraduate Student

I am currently a sophomore majoring in mathematics. I plan to pursue PhD right after my graduation. According to my current schedule, I will be able to graduate within 3 years if I only take classes ...
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AMS-Simons travel grant

My question is regarding the American Mathematical Society-Simons travel grant and I wanted to know what makes one competitive for AMS-Simons travel grant.
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

I graduated with a bachelor's in math a few years ago and this year I've applied to several graduate programs and have been rejected. One of the graduate coordinators gave me some very helpful ...
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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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Effect of a guest semester in graduate school admissions in Mathematics?

I go to an Asian undergraduate school. It is probably the third best place to do undergraduate mathematics in my country. Which means it is basically unknown to graduate admissions committees in top 6 ...
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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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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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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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Where can I search for mathematics academic positions with English as the medium of instruction in Thailand?

I am a PhD candidate in mathematics going to graduate next March 2022 and am searching for academic positions beginning next year. I am using mathjobs.org and JREC-IN. mathjobs.org has advertisements ...
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If I address which professor I want to work with in SOP for PhD application, what are the actual odds that I end up working with them? (pure math, US)

I am preparing for math PhD application next year, and I've seen many advice that it would be a good idea to address who I want to work with and what area of math I want to specialize in. But I was ...
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Is it necessary to write proof if one can refer to the database?

I'm a final year undergraduate Math major. So now I am writing a paper about an application of Elliptic curve. You can see my research topic from this question in Math StackExchange. When studying the ...
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What do you use for curriculum mapping?

I need something like MIT project called Crosslinks: http://crosslinks.mit.edu/ But since it doesn't work properly neither out of the box on my laptop nor on their own site, I need somethings like ...
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Should a symbol be followed by a noun

Suppose one writes a scientific paper from Math or a related field. Should mathematical symbols be followed by nouns describing them? Should f, x, Ω, P(A) and ß be preceded by function, variable, set, ...
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How to start a phd in algebraic geometry with an electrical engineering degree?

I graduated with a bachelor of electrical engineering and I like to start a phd program in algebraic geometry at Brown university or another similar university. During my undergraduate, in addition to ...
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Improving my application package regarding Maths undergraduate grades [for Master in Economics Program]

I am looking for some recommendations about how I could enhance my application package for a Master (MA/MSc) in Economics, considering that I have low grades in mathematics courses, despite that I ...
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Mathjobs.org Generic Reference Letter

I am applying for mathematics postdocs through Mathjobs.org. I have mentioned names of three of professors for reference letter. One of professors asked me about whether should I submit a generic ...
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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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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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PhD interview question: BSc dissertation/'thesis'

My BSc dissertation was basically a literature review of Sean Carroll lecture notes on general relativity. I got a first in this, and was offered PhD interviews with the supervisors being aware of ...
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How bad does the major GPA need to be for providing explanation in grad school app

I’m a sophomore in US college majoring in mathematics. I plan to apply for math PhD. I’m wondering how bad does the major GPA need to be for giving explanation? For example, do we need to provide ...
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Relevance of a PhD with a quantitative psychology group for applied math

My background is in mathematics, with a main interest in mathematical statistics / biostatistics, and I am considering applying for a PhD position with a quantitative psychology group. The research ...
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Examples for non-math department students to be used for Calculus course

This semester I am a teaching assistant for Calculus. There are many students from different departments like International Relations, Economics and more taking the course. The course is comprehensive....
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Is there any Master or Ph.D. programme that involves Mathematics, Philosophy and Biology?

I majored in Business and Economics a few years ago and right now I'm looking for a master or PhD in Mathematics because I am quite passionate about it, but I just don't really know in which program ...
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Where to solicit graduate student applicants for a unique teaching opportunity?

I am currently writing a grant proposal that involves a unique (and, I hope, very appealing) two-week teaching opportunity in the US for mathematics graduate students or recent Ph.D.'s. I want to ...
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Difference among the articles to be get published in journal, proceedings, magazines, transactions

I wrote some papers in my field (mathematics), but they differ in length. Most of my papers are on the longer end (50-100 pages) and the others are short (5-20 pages). I failed to find out that what ...
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Mathematics MSc Dissertation - Referring to myself and acknowledging own work

I'm in my last week of my mathematics masters dissertation and I don't really know how to refer to my own work and to myself in the dissertation. To refer to myself I'm using "this author" ...
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