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You started only two weeks ago. Relax. The others with whom you interact have played a role in this group for a much longer time. Nobody expects you to immediately replicate their experience. You tell us how you asked a PhD student for help, and this student was very willing to help you. In fact, they helped you rightaway, and it led to the desired result. ...


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I think the key words are in the first paragraph: "I'm doing my bachelor's thesis". The two Master's students and the PhD student have been in the business longer than you, so of course they are going to outperform you. It's no different from how you are going to outperform first-year undergraduates. The way forward is to keep at it, and you should ...


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Should I ultimately decide to apply for PhD under the set theory/logic department in the future? It's up to you. Nothing you have said indicates that you should not pursue your dream. How much would my past research experiences in other fields help in my application? A lot. When I read the title, I thought it was going to be that you're applying to ...


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It is certainly appropriate to put in a line on your CV about your participation in the project, naming it, and maybe the PI. You can also state that the work is "yet to be published". Don't overstate the case, of course, but if the paper is not yet written, nor the authorship determined, you can't say, now, any more than that. But participation in ...


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This differs widely by field. The general principle is (or should be) that co-authors contribute to the intellectual content of the paper. The actual ideas that make it worth publishing. But there are fields, such as high energy physics where nothing can get done without the participation of a lot (lot) of technicians. They sometimes get listed as "...


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Some observations: In India, as far as I know, some institutes like CMI, etc. offer (or used to offer) internship programs. Please note, it is usually very competitive to get selected. Earlier, they used to select students based on NPTEL exam results. I remember reading somewhere that you could also email the respective professor and ask if he/she is ...


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Many journals have specific policies that allow the submission of material that has previously appeared in an MS or Ph.D. thesis. This is an exception to the general rule that submitted manuscripts must consist of new, not previously published, research. Similarly, many academic institutions have policies that allow for the inclusion of text from published ...


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Answers to occasional queries don't call for coauthorship. Several important ones from a single person warrant an acknowledgment. Someone who reads your manuscript and makes suggestions as well as corrections might qualify: ask.


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A few years ago I hired a post-doc with a non-traditional background. They had gone to one of the 'great books' colleges and did well, but eventually decided they wanted to go into physics. That is pretty hard to do at a great books institute in a fashion amenable to grad school applications. So, after graduation he went to a physics masters program (I won't ...


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