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Boris Bukh
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Why does research on the busy beaver function get funded?

122 votes

How to ask dumb questions

103 votes
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How to get through the rigorous phase of PhD?

67 votes

Can a PhD supervisor take unpublished ideas from a student's dissertation?

66 votes

Is there an affordable way for non-students to subscribe to multi-journals/archives?

38 votes

Can I publish a paper with new proof but the same result?

38 votes
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"Exceptional candidates from other areas may also be considered". What does this mean?

35 votes

Concerns about the value of the research domain

34 votes

Are you permitted to forward the reviews from a rejected manuscript when submitting to a new journal?

27 votes

How to react to your work being cited incorrectly or in a misleading way?

15 votes

Seeing as symbolic math tools are very common nowadays, how acceptable is it to skip calculations in manuscripts?

15 votes

How important is it to have publications to get a math postdoc?

12 votes
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How to "tailor" the statement of purpose for a particular grad school

11 votes

Code sharing between co-authors

10 votes
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What is a strategy to do theoretical research?

9 votes

Is my PhD programme a scam? Does my department only want to get PhD students as TAs for their recitation section?

9 votes

Academics in China - promoted via connections

9 votes

Using "et al." in maths papers

8 votes

If I use results from a source I don't have access to, should I include it in references?

7 votes
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I have two PhD offers. Can I accept one while waiting for the grades for my preferred option without the latter finding out?

4 votes

How to judge a Ph.D. applicant that arrives "out of thin air"

4 votes

Can a scientist meaningfully be an author of more than 1000 papers?

2 votes

Professor wants to change my thesis' interpretation in favor of his research. How to react?

2 votes

What are some good questions to ask current graduate students when visiting schools?

2 votes

Unexpected Extra Travel Costs and Grants

2 votes

Love Courses, Hate Research?

1 vote

How should a university deal with outsourced essay writing?

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How much can you 'laymanize' a PhD presentation?

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I want to gain expertise in a specialized topic but not necessarily go on to research career, is a PhD the way to do this?

0 votes

When should people ask naive questions?