A Field Guide to Mathematics

Stories about mathematics, students, professors, mathematicians, abstract nonsense, research, papers, publishing, and academia.

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How to Referee a (Math) Paper

Refereeing papers is one of those essential skills of a professional research mathematician that you are never taught how to do but, one day, you will find a referee request in your inbox. Suddenly, you are thrown into the world of refereeing without any proper training. In this blog post, I will give my own take on how to referee (math) papers.

How to Request a (Math) Recommendation Letter

At some point in your career (earlier than you think!) you will need a recommendation letter. Who should you ask and how do you ask for a letter? You are essentially asking someone “hey how do you really feel about me, and would you be willing to put it in writing?” and that’s a daunting thought. The goal of this post is to help you navigate this delicate situation.

About Me

I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. My research focuses on arithmetic geometry, which is at the cross roads of number theory and algebraic geometry.

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