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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I would like to be the single author if i am actually the single author. I do not know however if this will piss my advisor off. Has anyone had faced the same scenario? Yes, many people have shared ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Not sure about physics but in many other fields, it is very natural to have some solo-authored papers during PhD years. My advisor is super busy with huge piles of papers on his desk, and is usually ...
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Conflict of Interest regarding research question and company ownership

It’s curious that you are trying to do the ethical thing and avoid putting yourself in a compromising situation vis-a-vis the conflict of interest, but you’re going about it in a way that is itself ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I do not know however if this will irritate my advisor. I don’t know about your particular supervisor, but if I were them, I would be irritated by your approach so far for three reasons: You have ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Yes, you should probably, almost certainly, tell them. It is courteous, if nothing else, to do so and the issue of whether they want to be, or should be, co-authors is completely separate from that. ...
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Conflict of Interest regarding research question and company ownership

Your institution almost certainly has a policy regarding conflicts of interest that requires you to disclose potential conflicts and develop a management plan if conflicts exist. Note that conflicts ...
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Is it “too much” if I ask to meet with my PI and ask her to sign my copy of her dissertation?

I've given signed copies of my thesis to my PhD adviser and to friends and colleagues who helped me with it as a token of gratitude. Signing books is also common. I see nothing wrong with you asking ...
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Is it “too much” if I ask to meet with my PI and ask her to sign my copy of her dissertation?

What would you think if a student was like this about you? Extremely uncomfortable. This is absolutely subjective; others may find this behavior flattering or appreciate the enthusiasm, but a non-...
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I have just realized that my PhD supervisor is probably going to provide a bad recommandation letter? How can I stop him?

There are a number of questions on this site from graduating students who have a toxic relationship with their advisor and as a result feel the advisor can’t or won’t write them a good letter of ...
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I have just realized that my PhD supervisor is probably going to provide a bad recommandation letter? How can I stop him?

We are just anonymous people on the internet, we know only your side of the story, so apologizes if maybe I am missing your point. The bad news is that you have a difficult path in front of you, the ...
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What is the role of the supervisor in paper writing?

Well, it really depends on circumstances - the student, how far along in their studies they are, and on the philosophy and the workload of the professor. Based on what I do with my own students and ...
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Is it “too much” if I ask to meet with my PI and ask her to sign my copy of her dissertation?

Wait to ask her until you've worked with her and know better how she might respond. Perhaps that's when your summer internship ends in a few months. In the meanwhile, don't faint at your first meeting....
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What should i do if my PhD supervisor move to another country in my third year?

You have at least the following options: Move along with your supervisor. This might involve getting accepted into their new university or (harder) keeping enrolled in your current one. There are ...
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What is the role of the supervisor in paper writing?

I think the answer to the question is that the supervisor should be involved in all parts of study design, study execution, and the writing process. That is, after all, what is commonly considered ...
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What is the role of the supervisor in paper writing?

It of course depends. Sometimes, the role of the supervisor is limited to finding the funding, proposing the work, supervising the work, checking the article to be submitted and correct or ask for ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

You're asking the wrong question: if you intend to publish the paper, then your supervisor will know about it. The fact that you are keeping it secret now is going to be apparent at that point. So the ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Academics in a position of greater influence and seniority do abuse their position to obtain credit for work they did not do. Victims are usually junior staff and the better post-docs, seldom PhD ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I think your university, department and supervisor have a right to know if you are publishing anything - even stuff entirely done by yourself and someone else. This is because: (1) You would be ...
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