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Rediscovering an idea - tell or hide?

Some rediscoveries are interesting. Especially in mathematics, discovering a new way to prove something already known can still be interesting, since it's partly about the "journey" to get ...
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Shall I ask for coauthorship?

Talk to your supervisor. Forward the e-mail with the new request from A to them and ask your supervisor to schedule a short meeting to discuss this. You probably want to explore the following: This ...
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Shall I ask for coauthorship?

Since the update, it appears that most of the communication has been between A and you, and the advisor was only roped in when the decision about sharing credit was made. From my viewpoint, it seems ...
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Cover letter to article submitted by someone besides the corresponding author

"Corresponding author" is just a corresponding author, the person the journal will communicate with. It's an administrative role, not one of value or prestige (typically; there may be some ...
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Asking advisor to become co-author

The normal thing is to ask them. Personally, I feel you might be entitled to a sole credit, but 99 out of 100 senior academics feel that they should be on the paper just for being your boss (having ...
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Asking advisor to become co-author

I myself (math, U.S.), do not expect to be a co-author on my PhD students' theses, nor on other papers they may write while I'm coaching/supervising them. I'm not going to ask, in any case. I wouldn't ...
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Asking advisor to become co-author

Given the contribution you describe, your advisor ought to be a co-author on the paper, and he might be a bit annoyed if you do not include him (or he might not care). However, part of the job of ...
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