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Should I include papers in a literature review that might overshadow my own results?

You should include everything that is relevant to set the stage for your own work. If there are papers that would "overshadow" your work -- i.e., if others have already done something that ...
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Came across a very similar framework: what to do?

You do not need to "do" anything right now. Congratulations on publishing a paper that is attracting interest from other people in your field! If you publish more in this area, now that you'...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

This answer applies only if you know you truly enjoy teaching, including introductory classes. (This includes having enough teaching experience to know.) You might consider looking for a job at a ...
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Should I include papers in a literature review that might overshadow my own results?

You should certainly be selective, but that selection should include, rather than exclude, papers that "overshadow" your results. But, if there are papers that do this, then what are you ...
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Is completely remote collaboration with colleagues from other cities/regions/countries possible in practice? (technical and natural sciences)

In my experience, these types of projects are quite common for professional researchers, especially for more applied research. They are only uncommon for graduate students working on their degrees, ...
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Is completely remote collaboration with colleagues from other cities/regions/countries possible in practice? (technical and natural sciences)

My current project works like these and we have 5 different groups, working on different universities, for a specific project. Some insights I can share, one year in, and having several years of ...
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Should I include papers in a literature review that might overshadow my own results?

As @WolfgangBangerth answered, you are ethically obligated to report other research you know so that you can honestly assess how novel your results are. However, in practice, when I have had a similar ...
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Is it possible to become a good physicist through self study

While a blunt answer to your question is simply no, there are non-traditional models of pursuing a doctoral degree (part time and partially funded) that can be combined with a part-time job or other ...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

While a strong publication history is certainly extremely helpful in getting jobs after a Ph.D., it is not the end of the world (or your career) if you graduate without them (though certain career ...
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Should I contact the original authors before submission if my paper is heavily built on a series of previous papers (and does not invalid it)?

No, you don't need to contact them, but be sure your paper cites the ones of theirs that your work builds on, and be sure your introduction discusses what's novel to your paper. If you give ...
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What are the different mathematical cultures out there? That is, what universities focus on what fields and subfields in mathematics?

In the US, at any large R1 university, especially State universities, perhaps, you will find very wide coverage of mathematics. At a minimum, there will be lots of choices for students to choose a ...
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Is it possible to become a good physicist through self study

In short: no. On average and on median, it is non-sense to study physics as a side-thing. Said this, if you really have to fullfill your deeper ego in discussing physics at the highest possible level, ...
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Post-doc vs Research Fellow on CV after Phd thesis submission

Unless you have been hired as a post-doc, that would be inappropriate. It is a paid position with a contract. Ask your institution if you can still represent yourself as a research fellow after it ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

Yes, of course, there are many places you could publish research at your stage. For one thing, many undergrad journals will accept papers from recent graduates as long as the research was started when ...
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Senior Research Associate in Germany

This is most likely what in other countries would be called a "lab head" and/or "project manager". You would be running the lab, managing externally funded projects, perhaps ...
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Tenure Track at a Small Liberal Arts College, but bad at research, how do I improve?

I'm a math professor at a small liberal arts college (SLAC) and now I have junior faculty who I mentor. Until you have tenure, the advice is to find a way to do sufficient research to get tenure. Here ...
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