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‘Inoculum’ vs ‘inoculant’ – which one is it? [migrated]

I’m currently writing the report of a study which looked at commercial soil inoculants (Rhizobium sp.). However, I’m confused about the differences between the words inoculum and inoculant and when to ...
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Not sure if a postdoc is for me. Terrible at quantitative methods [on hold]

I am a finishing PhD student in the field of cognitive neuroscience. During my PhD program I was underperforming than anyone else in my department (in my belief at least). Although I liked research, ...
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2answers
119 views

Do graduate school admissions ask for major GPA?

I want to go to Caltech or Princeton for astrophysics. My undergrad transcript doesn't show major GPA, btw.
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238 views

What to do during Math PhD to have options in industry?

I have recently been accepted to a top five math PhD program. The department seems to have a good mix of pure and applied math, and there are plenty of opportunities for collaboration with other ...
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Changing supervisor [on hold]

I have been working with my supervisor and in one of the meeting, he said to me that I'm not progressing enough although I have a paper published and suddenly all of my interest working with him is ...
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3answers
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Accepted to PhD program but declined, but now want to return 3 years later

I got accepted to a PhD program at a university 3 years ago, sent an offer and everything but declined. Now I have secided I want to return. Is there any possibility of being admitted again without ...
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129 views

Discrediting young academic in a conference

I'm an early-career scientist and I attended a conference 2 years ago organised by a local university. I presented the results of one of my first funded research projects and I included my assistants ...
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1answer
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Waiting for an overdue review?

I have submitted my paper on 12-Jan-2019. The journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online submission. The status has been changed to Awaiting Reviewer Scores in the same week I created the ...
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1answer
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Writing to a professor who contributed to my research paper

I was working along with a professor on a research paper during my masters in 2014. I graduated in that year but we still worked on the paper for next year. After that I moved to another city for my ...
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2answers
304 views

Using slashes in academic research papers

Is it ok to use a slash to separate alternatives, as in "If 1st_method/2nd_method is used and 3rd_method exists....", in academic paper writing?
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1answer
144 views

Doing postdoc at a non-famous university in France or doing a second PhD at a good university in UK [on hold]

I would really appreciate it if you could help me. My ultimate aim is to be able to stay and live in a well developed European country. To do so, I have applied and being accepted in two different ...
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3answers
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If my PI received research grants from a company to be able to pay my postdoc salary, did I have a potential conflict interest too?

I was a postdoctoral fellow at a university and received nothing but the regular postdoc salary. I received no grants myself, but worked on various projects, many of which happened to be industry ...
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2answers
107 views

Changing ordering of authorship in a proceeding

In the field of applied math where a paper has been accepted for a conference presentation (talk), is it common for the ordering of the authors to be changed for a proceeding that entails thereafter?
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For a new assistant professor in CS, how to build/manage a publication pipeline

I am a new assistant professor in a research institute, where the number of top-tier publications matter a lot. In short, they simply count the number of tier-one papers. I am highly advised to work ...
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1answer
95 views

Physics PhD switching fields after short career break?

I was hoping to get some advice from anyone here on a situation I find myself in. I am currently about 8 months into studying for a PhD in particle theory at a top UK university. The department is ...
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1answer
278 views

What should I do if professor grades unfairly?

Background: I take the required course through another university in order to graduate earlier, and that is how my nightmare starts. From the first few weeks, everything was going fine; however, ...
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3answers
179 views

Authors' contributions statement to highlight contribution of an undergraduate student

Statements of authors' contributions appear to be a standard practice in journal papers from experimental sciences or similar fields. Yet I haven't seen many such examples in mathematics. I'm ...
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2answers
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how to bring into full play what was prepared during faculty interviews [on hold]

A faculty interview is short, whether it be a skype one or an onsite one. Esp for the former, as interviewers have tight and non-negotiable time limits, it's so short that there's little space beyond ...
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What's a good space online to share one's research findings?

What's a good social media space online to show one's research findings? For instance, I have in mind sharing some exciting results with brief descriptions, progress, data plots, movies -- without ...
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1answer
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Is it wise for an undergraduate to contact a professor they would like to work under for a PhD program

Would it be wise to ask my current undergraduate research advisor to put me in contact with the people he knows within the math department at his former Ivy league school. I really need help to best ...
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6answers
12k views

Is it fair for a professor to grade us on the possession of past papers?

My English professor recently asked us to bring in all of our graded essays from the whole semester in order to fill out a 'rubric' of sorts which tallied the various types of mistakes we had made. ...
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1answer
89 views

What GPA do I need to have a chance at getting into Harvard's CS PhD program? [closed]

By the end of my undergraduate at the University of Utah I will have a year and a half of research and a GPA of about 3.8 overall.
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Is the Church potentially to blame for the lack of scientific literacy amongst common people? [closed]

During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, revolutionary pioneers such as Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus were making rapid advancements in science, technology, and philosophy; observations ...
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An ex-student of my future supervisor is accusing the lab of fraud. How does this affect me?

I start my master's degree in this lab in September. After accepting my offer I found out that an ex-PhD student has been spreading rumors that the supervisor is publishing fraudulent data, going back ...
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Likert Scale Data Analysis [closed]

How do i go about analysing Likert scale items which are sub grouped in a variable or categories such as; socio-economic factors, political factors e.t.c.
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When to take a make up exam? [closed]

I have been needing a root canal for a year already, now my pain is very very bad. i only have medical so finding dentists that take this insurance is very hard. i finally found one, but it is 2 hours ...
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Does Joseph Campbell's advice work for the natural sciences? [on hold]

This article quotes famous mythologist Joseph Campbell as saying: "Reading what you want, and having one book lead to the next, is the way I found my discipline. I’ve suggested this to many of my ...
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Schools in mathematical biology [closed]

What are some good schools that offer PhDs in mathematical biology? A list of tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 schools would be fantastic. Furthermore, what are some schools that have research going on in ...
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1answer
131 views

Poor Grade in First Real Analysis Course

I'm currently a sophomore majoring in pure math with the hopes of going to graduate school to study applied math, specifically numerical analysis, machine learning, statistics. I have A's in my ...
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2answers
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What are advantages/disadvantages of Habilitation over PostDoc in case of academic career?

As far as I know a PostDoc in USA is 2 years of research program. Habilitation is 4-8 years program. So, why is this difference in time frame? What are advantages/disadvantages of Habilitation over ...
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2answers
65 views

Advice needed--reaching out to a potential advisor

I have applied to a Canadian university for a math PhD starting this fall. I was very keen on working with Prof. A and he in fact, had encouraged me to apply. Few days earlier, I reached out to him ...
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1answer
65 views

Will my student insurance in US, as an international student cover my pre-existing ileostomy caused due to Crohn's disease? [closed]

I am planning on applying abroad for my further studies. But I have this disease called Crohn's, due to which currently I am having an ileostomy. Few of the costs associated with ileostomy are I need ...
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Cite article under consideration [closed]

How does the citing matrix do not consider the account into all cited articles from different sources?
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Pre-tenure strategies to spend less time on bureaucracy, and more on research

In the past year, as faculty, I have spent 33% of my time on paperwork and bureaucratic activities. This does not include service (committees,department meetings, etc), and is after hiring a full time ...
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Lecturer position or government job offer? [closed]

I am a PhD Candidate who just finished the qualifying exam. I received an offer for a job offer. While I told this to my adviser, she told me that she will talk to the dean to give me a Lecturer ...
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Is the quality of work done in PhD a measure of my abilities to pursue academia?

As a fifth year PhD student in chemical engineering (in North America) who's about to submit his thesis in 4 months, I have a serious doubt about my capabilities. My PhD thesis was in an area not ...
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Is it rude to change universities/supervisors after already indicating research interest with a current supervisor?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying in an area of mathematics and am planning to apply to do a masters research degree next year. I have been doing research with my supervisor who works ...
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My supervisor said they are working on my offer

My proposed PhD supervisor told me the department is currently working on my offer. Does that mean my admission is guaranteed? And what can they be doing?
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Is it ethical to give a final exam after the professor has quit before teaching the remaining chapters of the course?

I am enrolled in a lpn nursing program, and the professor teaching the pharmacology course announced to the class last week that he wont be here the following week, due to a "conference in California",...
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131 views

How to denote remainder in a paper in science? [closed]

I want to write a result in a scientific paper that contains the remainder of X (a real number) divided by R (another real number), i.e. X - [X/R]R, where [X/R] is the floor function. Is there an ...
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How to restart an assignment after a long break?

I usually work on an assignment in a continuous flow. I study Philosophy, so I have to read and write a little every day. I have recently shifted place and it took a whole two weeks gap. Now that I'...
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Not Citing Secondary Source For A Reason [closed]

I have already read the relevant questions, but mine is really different; I found an usefull information in a paper, it (basically) says for a specific case that "they use up to %60 more torque" but ...
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Using et al. for a last / senior author rather than for a first author

Suppose a paper has authors A, B, C, and D. The first author, A, isn't in academia anymore, and much of my work is inspired by the senior author, D. I've also only communicated with author D. Can I ...
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2answers
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How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting?

I can't find an answer to this question anywhere. How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting? Is it just: Company. (Year, Month Day of Ad Retrieval). Ad ...
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1answer
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Home university with full research funding or prestigious university with teaching / research assistantship? [closed]

I have been accepted to a PhD at a top 10 university. I have also been offered a position at my home university, which is ranked about 50th-60th for the subject. At the top university, I currently do ...
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1answer
146 views

Is it possible to get a researcher position in a prestigious institute with a degree from a not very well-ranked university? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the 2nd year of my Ph.D. and I'm really interested in my future career options. I'm attending a double-degree study programme in two European universities, none of them being among ...
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Which are the funding options for a Postdoc in Denmark?

I am willing to apply for a position in Denmark at Copenhagen university. However, the putative PI told me that has no money to fund a postdoc position and recommended some fellowship options to apply....
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Is it okay to restructure a literature review to fit a broad topic?

I'm aware that most literature reviews follow a similar structure, which is: Introduce a topic Discuss and cross reference papers that cover this topic The literature review that I am covering is a ...
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Asking the Managing Editor for Manuscript Update

I submitted the 3rd and final revision of my manuscript last 3 weeks ago, however, it is not yet sent for review. I know that sometimes manuscripts take time to be reviewed but this one is quite ...
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Do papers go out for second review? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal through scholarone and until yesterday the status of the manuscript was "awaiting reviewer scores". this morning I checked again and it said "with committee for ...

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