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Dirk
  • Member for 5 years
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  • Aachen, Germany
59 votes

Why do so many pure math PhD students in the USA drop out or leave academia, compared to applied mathematics PhDs in the USA?

53 votes
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How to train students to write high-quality research papers?

48 votes
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Thriving in a competitive lab

38 votes

Is it legal for me to write my thesis in my native English and have it translated to German at the end?

36 votes
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What if your advisor does not know anything about your research field?

32 votes
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Write 'According to Wikipedia' in a PhD thesis

30 votes
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Should I agree to referee a paper when I don't feel I can judge its importance?

29 votes

Is it reasonable to get the university's legal team to advise on an open source licensing issue that affects software developed for research

25 votes

Why don't authors include in their publications the duration of the research?

22 votes

Does a reference to a work inside a footnote have to be in the bibliography?

22 votes
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Postdoc that refuses to follow the terms of her contract

17 votes
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Is it better to prove a generalization of a theorem before presenting specific cases?

14 votes

Non-consensual authorship order change after paper submission?

14 votes

Setting up a Mathematical Institute of Refereeing?

13 votes

What is the reason that once a student has passed a university course, the student cannot take the course again?

12 votes

Can I still publish a paper in an IEEE transaction journal after uploading it to the arXiv?

11 votes

My potential advisor is suggesting a project that I don't think I have the knowledge to take on?

10 votes
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Forgotten to answer question

10 votes

Could a paper be rejected due to poor quality of figures?

10 votes

Is it a good idea to write to some researchers for some help on my own research?

10 votes
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What prevents someone from turning the same idea into multiple papers?

9 votes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an "open gradebook" policy?

9 votes

Should I cite my supervisor in a thesis?

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Do professors need to use up their grant money in a fixed period of time?

8 votes

As a tutor, should I encourage exploration at the risk of incorrect information?

7 votes

What are the process and practices of requesting for pre-submission peer review from field experts?

6 votes

Immatrikulation and PhD in Germany

6 votes
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Is it okay to get partial funding for a conference from two institutions?

6 votes
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Taking credit for supervising a PhD student while I am a postdoc

6 votes

How do I survive academia as a Trump supporter?