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He’s written that he’s offering you an academic internship to work on a numerical calculation similar to the example he sent you, WHILE you continue your studies. You must be a Ph.D candidate, and as such, you more than likely can have up to three “internships” or rotations with different faculty members within the department to help you choose what your ...


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Ask directly You need a clear answer, and it's rather important for everyone involved that there is no misunderstanding. So you do have to explicitly ask about the funding. What did you ask for initially? From the message you quoted, it seems that you asked for X and the professor responds that yes, they're giving you that.... but if you did not ask for ...


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How do I go on about asking him politely about it? Usually, the academics have their own funding, and it is not usually rude to ask them for some money. Thus, you can simply go with this: Dear Professor, I am honored by your kind comments. I am willing to study under your supervision. I would like to ask one thing. Is it possible for you to ...


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What does he mean by "host"? Host means (at a minimum) that you can work in the lab - the professor will provide space for you during the internship. Does it mean funding? It is ambiguous. This partially depends on what you asked for in your original letter asking for an internship. How do I go on about asking him politely about it? Being hired is ...


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In the UK many UG courses include a final-year project of your own choice, requiring 3-6 months' part-time work. You could ask about this when applying for your BA course in India, particularly if you are invited for an interview before deciding which institution to go to. The department will offer a choice of at least as many ready-made projects as there ...


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I would suggest that you should consider some variables not currently in your list. Is the project well-defined and tractable? If you're clear on what the goal is and have a vague idea of how to go about it, you'll make good progress and have fun. If the project is poorly-defined, has a lot of variables outside of your control, or is far too difficult to ...


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I am by no means an expert in the realms of academia, prestige, or research papers and am an M.S. student myself, but my logical evaluation of this situation is that you probably have more to gain by doing project 1, for the following reasons: 1) Professor 1 is probably a better connection to have in the long run, especially if the school they went to is ...


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From my point of view this depends on how substantial these figures and the work you put into them were. If these are standard figures that I'd have done myself anyway, or figures I had encouraged the student to do, I wouldn't feel bad about using them in my publication, at least after it's clear that there won't be a joint paper about this work. I'd ...


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You should have been cited, at least, if the old figures were used and you created them. There may even have been a copyright violation here as figures are sometimes (often?) considered to be a "complete" work for such purposes. You could ask for an explanation. You could express disappointment for the lack of acknowledgement. I can't predict the outcome, ...


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Think about what you want for a career. Don't try to nail it down too firmly yet, but think about the options. Do you want an academic career? If so, you will want a research doctorate at some point (beyond a medical doctorate, perhaps). In that case, having a publication and some research done early will be a boost. Your current situation is more likely to ...


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since this is a highly cited paper , there cannot be any typing error and my doubt is futile While generally true, bear in mind that in the end, the scientific papers are still written by humans, and humans make mistakes all the time, even when burdened by responsibility and reputation. Happen people were perfect, there would have been no vulnerabilities ...


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Things like that easily happen as the other answers already say. I would like to add one example: The only error I encountered so far in my own diploma thesis is like that: I started with an idea and first implemented the calculations numerically in a way that the underlying equation was hidden quite well. When I wrote up the thesis, I tried to extract the ...


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No work is perfect; mistakes are everywhere: There's a reasonable chance the equation contains a typo, especially since a different, presumably correct equation is used elsewhere. You can confirm in various ways. I suggest you start by looking at publications that followed the thesis. You may find the author has already corrected errors. Next, you could ...


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Yes, and there are a lot of reasons for errors. There is also a large machinery for keeping errors out, but they fail regularly enough. Sometimes the error is a misunderstanding by a copy editor. In printed work, even by the printer's employees. But the biggest issue is probably how hard it is for people to proof read their own material. I struggle with ...


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Transcripts do not indicate pending investigations (and in some places that might be illegal). You do not need to worry about that. Incomplete grades are indicated on a transcript as incomplete. They are not indicated by blank spaces. The only possible explanation for a blank grade is that the instructor did not assign a grade. There is no benefit to ...


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If the suggestion of Andreas Blass doesn't work for you, then include a note somewhere saying that the professor is late in assigning grades to the class as a whole and that questions about that should be directed to the chair or the dean. Give an email address for that person as well as the name. You don't need to accuse the professor of anything and ...


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You are overthinking it. A simple note is all you really need. "The paper needs to be withdrawn as we have found a serious error that we don't believe can be corrected in time for the conference." This won't have been the first time that a paper has been withdrawn. It is a matter of scheduling sessions for the program committee but some of the members are ...


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