Stories about mathematics, students, professors, mathematicians, abstract nonsense, research, papers, publishing, and academia.
What if we pushed proctoring methods to their most draconian extremes? (Fiction.)
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.
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.
- My Search for Jobs, Round #3: The Final Boss Fight
- My Search for Jobs, Round #2: Looking for a Postdoc
- My Search for Jobs, Round #1: Thesis and Jobs, with a Twist
- How to Apply for Academic Jobs in Math
- The Day She Proved It
- Adventures in Online Program Organizing
- A Mathematician’s Logbook During a Pandemic
- The Importance of Being Bounded
- A Mathematician’s Love Letter to Birders
- How to do Research in Pure Math
- The Missing Chapter in the Adventures of The Ingenious Knight Don Quijote of La Mancha
- Teaching Debut
- Mathematical Cuisine
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