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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

As someone with a background in Computer Science from Germany, I think it's important to understand how the German university system evaluates international grades, especially when considering ...
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How can I do undergraduate research in high school without special math programs?

Most areas of Mathematics are now so well developed that you would need years to work yourself to the frontier of research. Even a field like Graph Theory, which could boast of some successful, ...
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Keep trying in one field, or study more on other more interesting fields, as an undergraduate interested in math research?

"Undergrad research" in mathematics is a tricky thing. In the U.S., especially, undergrad math majors don't really take very many math courses, in comparison to other countries, due to the ...
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Keep trying in one field, or study more on other more interesting fields, as an undergraduate interested in math research?

As a second year student, I don't think there is a downside to any option. Personally (math analysis) I find number theory daunting, but there is more action there currently I think. My suggestion ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

While Anja's answer is fine, let me do a more general one which doesn't focus on the grades in particular: if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2.00, if I take the lowest passing grade as 1.66. ...
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I have written one mathematical paper which I want to publish, do I need to give professor co-authorship?

I do math by myself. I'm preparing a paper for submission, and I wanted to add a few things that others haven't fleshed out. Examine the different kinds of contribuion in detail, to understand what ...
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How can I do undergraduate research in high school without special math programs?

As Thomas Schwarz correctly explains, research in math is difficult without much more background than you are likely to have without advanced degrees or the equivalent. However, depending on your ...
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How can I do undergraduate research in high school without special math programs?

Mathematics is one of the fields where you actually could do research all by yourself. It is also one of the fields where there is very little interest from the academics on engaging with people who ...
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Do adjunct faculty members take students for projects?

The answer to you question is likely to be both country-dependent and institution-dependent. At my institution in Australia between 1980 and 2010, adjuncts (but only in some faculties) were able to ...
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Do adjunct faculty members take students for projects?

It depends on the project, and the career stage of the adjunct. If your project requires travel, lab space, telescope time, access to computing power, etc., the answer is almost certainly no. If your ...
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