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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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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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PhD Mathematics, University of Hagen [closed]

I am 30 and work for an IT company in Germany as a software developer. I did B.Sc. in Mathematics (pure) and M.Sc. in Computer Science. Since then I've occasionally spent time with solving math ...
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Time out of Academic Environment (Mathematics) [closed]

Earlier in the year, I applied to some graduate school master's programme in the US and have received a few offers last week. My goal is to obtain a PhD. Ultimately, I have two options. Take the ...
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University's motivation for having tenure-track positions

Suppose I used to hold a tenure-track math position at a R1 institution, but then I was denied tenure. Assume I do not care about job security (and never cared) and I would be more than happy to keep ...
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Pursuing a master's in mathematics with eyes on a PhD: Will a D or C in graduate Analysis 2 ruin my chances?

I'm a master's student currently, with a focus in pure mathematics. I would like to apply to PhD programs this fall at other universities (as well as the program at my current university). Last ...
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General Advice on choosing Mathematics as career path [duplicate]

My Background : I am Bachelors of Arts graduate, 27, I work as a Clerk currently. I have interest in Mathematics so I started studying it. I have studied "How to Prove It ". After getting basics I ...
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Online research projects [closed]

Are there any research projects in mathematics,data science etc undergraduate students can participate online? Have seen something like that? Well, I googled it and found something,but I need more ...
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Structure of book chapters

A few days ago I was approached to write a 10-20 page long chapter in a book in field of mathematics. I did a little research. Authors are well known and no scam there. The issue is that this is my ...
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Need suggestions on doing PhD or not [closed]

I am having a hard time deciding if I should go on for a PhD program after my current Master's program. I'm struggling with this a lot and hope to get some suggestions here. So my situation: I'm ...
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What should I do to prepare to apply to a math PhD program?

A little background information first. I am about a year out of my undergraduate program where I double majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. My main focus was computer science and the math ...
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How feasible would it be to transition from a Master in Finance to a phd in Pure Maths?

I know this sounds weird. I'm getting a Master in Business (MSc, not MBA) with emphasis in Finance (in my country you can't officially get a master in finance, logistics or marketing, they are all ...
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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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Can I request a Ph.D. in a different department having done research in another?

I am a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering and almost done with my thesis. My bachelors was in Physics. Although the initial research plan fit into mechanical engineering - vibrations, thanks to ...
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How to get into a top mathematics PhD program?

I'm a first year student undergraduate at a top US university, and I'm going to major in math. Of course, I still don't really know what I want to do with my life, but I'm really excited about going ...
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What to do with wrong results in talks?

Suppose one is giving a talk about one's work (in pure mathematics), and another researcher(s) in one's field has published a paper claiming to be an improvement or generalisation of one's result, but ...
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Working remotely in the summer (MSc)

I'm considering moving back in with my parents over the summer to save money on rent. I would still be able to commute to campus at least once a week (4 hours each way, but I can nap on the ferry ride)...
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...
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Is it helpful to tell a university that I have admission and scholarship from another university?

I have got an admission letter with full scholarship (i.e. covering tuition fees, living expenses, etc.) from a top university X (ranking under 50) but I want to take care of my grandmother who is not ...
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I got the following comment from a reputed math journal. What does it mean?

I got this comment after more than 75 days of submission: The considered problem in this manuscript is a practice in high mathematics and can not be a paper for publication in high-level journals. ...
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Can someone explain what is being said here in color publishing in the American Mathematical Monthly?

Under "Information for Authors" at the American Mathematical Monthly, there is this statement for color charges in publishing: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no ...
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Create something impactful or just generalize results?

I am a second year Pure Maths PhD student in Asia. My research interest lies in functional analysis, particularly Banach Space Theory. My aim is to work in academia as professor. Recently my PhD ...
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Criteria for a Pure Math teaching job at a university

I'm assuming that all good universities in Europe/North America have PhD as the minimum requirement for a teaching job. What I want to know is: How much experience (research and teaching both) is ...
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What to do if my university does not offer any advanced math courses?

I am enrolled in a university close to my home in a bachelor of electrical engineering and a bachelor of data science. The university I am attending does not offer a lot of math courses. The only math ...
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What is the expected time commitment for a part time Research Master's Program?

Let's say I get accepted to a Master's Degree Program in Applied Mathematics with a Research Thesis component. If I take 1 class a semester for 6 years and work on my thesis each semester, what could ...
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What is the best age to go to school? [closed]

Einstein's best work was not till after he was 30 years old. Is it possible for some people to mentally develop later in life obtaining the ability to learn Math and other subjects easier than when ...
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Is it a bad sign if I do not get anything from problem discussions with professors or fellow students?

This is a question specifically about mathematics. All math people I've talked with like discussing problems (or math in general) with others, and most people claimed that they learned most from ...
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Acceptable length for thesis defense presentation in mathematics

I'm a Masters' student in maths and it's close to my thesis oral defense. As such, I'm preparing my slides to present them. However, I'm feeling that my presentation has too many slides (albeit my ...
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getting a job with a PhD in (pure) mathematics

Probably this concern has been addressed several times here but I will give a try to get other people's perspective from my situation. I am feeling sort of hopeless these times. I am in my last year ...
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How to speak fluent English being a mathematics teacher? [closed]

I am an assistant professor of mathematics (and pursuing in service Ph.D in mathematics ) a non native English speaker. I was not bad at English during my school days. Gradually, my effeciancy in ...
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What is the etiquette for resubmitting math papers?

I have two math papers I have submitted for publication. Unfortunately neither paper was publishable in their original form. Both times I received a write up of the subject by the reviewer. I was ...
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How much is too much when it comes to diagrams in a research article? [closed]

This is actually specific to mathematics. In particular, in the sub field of category theory, differential geometry, algebraic geometry. Question is as mentioned above. How much is too much when ...
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Difference between a letter/short article and a full length article?

After 3 weeks from submission, I recieved the below email from the editor in chief of an applied math journal, asking whether I would consider changing my manuscript from full length article to a ...
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Was forced out of PhD for academic/health reasons, need advice on what to do next

I was accepted into a PhD in maths at a fairly highly ranked school in 2017. My supervisor was known for being quite demanding, but I wanted this because I wanted to push myself, and he is quite well ...
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Is it possible to do PhD in pure mathematics after engineering

I have an MTech in Industrial Drives and Control (Electrical Eng). After that could not go for any work... After giving some tuition, I came to the conclusion that I am genuinely interested in ...
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Is it acceptable to add a result to a paper when a journal asks for revisions?

A while back, I submitted a paper to a mathematics journal. Since then, I have managed to prove an additional result that I think would improve the paper. If the paper gets rejected, I plan to ...
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Resubmitting a Paper to a Mathematics Journal After Questionable Rejection

Summary I have recently submitted a paper to a fairly prestigious journal in my subfield of mathematics, along with a co-author. I am a junior author, but my co-author is well-established. It's not ...
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Thesis or published papers for PhD application?

There are two types of programs (maths - Turkey) that I can apply for MSc : With and without thesis. I agree that writing a thesis is a writing task to learn and important but I can also learn how to ...
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How acceptable is it to ask a professor a question such as “so you think it's justifiable to take points off my proof for this?”? [closed]

TLDR: Professor apparently only takes at most one look at a student's answer to determine correctness, doesn't award full marks kind of unfairly (clarifications below), is offended by hearing the ...
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Is is appropriate to specify what a general studies degree was in?

I graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering back in May. However, due to some extra credits I also have a general studies degree, the diploma for which simply states "Bachelor of Science" and ...
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What is considered a reasonable length for a math research paper? [closed]

I've read that many mathematics journals have page limits. What are they, roughly? I think in one of Steven Krantz's pieces he says that if a journal is going to publish a 50-page paper, then "it had ...
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Passionate about a PhD in math, but unsure how to explain my chaotic transcript due to mental illness

I'm passionate about getting a PhD in Math for a career as a research mathematician and then as an educator working at a community college. I got A's in community college. I transferred to our local ...
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Applied Math PhD Advisor dilemma [closed]

I was hoping to get some opinions on my current situation involving leaving one advisor for another. Background: I am a second year graduate student in applied mathematics and I have passed all my ...
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What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? [closed]

What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? What do papers in top notch math journals have in common?
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Do most Mathematics Phd programs accept class credit from a masters program to transfer?

I'm considering entering into a terminal masters in mathematics program. I was wondering if after completing the masters, if most US PhD programs will accept the masters graduate classes I took as ...
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how is statement of pupose structured? [closed]

How is my statement of purpose? Please take a look and give me your feedback, Please help me: I'm applying at Concordia University in Actuarial Science program. There are two important reasons for ...
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How important is it to have publications to get a math postdoc?

The applications often ask for a publication list. If the only publication on the list is a thesis in preparation/preprint, would the candidate's application be rejected because of that? Is it ...
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For MathJobs does it matter what you put down for Primary Interest?

Is it better to indicate 3 interests rather than one? Does it affect who looks at my file or affect my chances of acceptance in any way? For example, suppose I'm mainly interested in combinatorics but ...
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How to do a masters proposal?

Suppose that I have an idea "not fully developed" of course but a sketch somehow. If I want to convince an advisor by it and let him take me seriously. What should I do? My field of study is ...
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Can I transition from 3 years out of school to a master's in computer science?

To erase any confusion, this question is geared entirely towards requirements and expectations of academicians. I am not asking for recommendations for universities or research topics, nor am I asking ...
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How important are extracurricular activities as a Mathematics Major? [duplicate]

So I'm about halfway through my Sophomore year of college at LSU and on my way to a major in Mathematics with about a 4.05 GPA so far. My main objective is to be a desirable candidate for a good grad ...