3
votes
1answer
58 views

Actuarial Science or Financial Mathematics?

I’m a second year undergraduate student of Actuarial Science that equally loves finance and pure mathematics. I only knew of Actuarial Science as a career that suited best these two requirements ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

having great difficulty in understanding long math problems ! any advices !!! please

I'm not an English origin I'm good at direct math exercises But I'm having great difficulty in understanding long math problems Such as described below Which contains many sentences and many terms ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Research Area Choice: PDE vs Optimization

I am on track to starting in applied math PhD this coming Fall. My area of interest is PDE where I have a strong background and have even published a paper. It seems the particular area of PDE I am ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Is Arizona State University known for their applied mathematics REU/PhD program?

I've been accepeted to ASU's NSF REU program for this summer, but I've also been accepted to Mayo as well for their REU (although not technically sponsored by the NSF). Have you guys heard about ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Don't feel like I grasp the mathematics I'm supposed to understand

In high school, I used to spend my free time proving the formulas that we were asked to use. I'd prove loads of formulas in Calculus that we never even studied, just because I enjoyed getting to the ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

Should I drop Differential Equations?

For many years, my university offered only one Bachelor's degree in math, "Bachelor in Mathematical Subjects." Here, Differential Equations is a mandatory part of the degree. Further specialization in ...
4
votes
2answers
220 views

Careers in Mathematics?

I am a college freshman, and I really like to have goals for my life, one of the big ones is my career of choice. Previously, I have always wanted to be a programmer, and I have written a lot of code. ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Are there computer requirements other than basic C++ for being accepted to a graduate program in Non-Linear Dynamics?

Ladies and Gentlemen I am currently studying applied mathematics and statistics. I am more than just a little bit interested in studying non-linear dynamics at a graduate level. I was wondering if, ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Master in applied mathematics, MA in math, or MS in math?

I have 2 months left before getting my BA in mathematics, and my current GPA is 3.9. I'm thinking to get a master in mathematics. So I can teach math at community college level. I'm not sure what is ...
5
votes
0answers
54 views

Making modular representation theory and cohomology 'compelling' and 'accesible'

I'm currently putting together an application for a dissertation completion fellowship offered through my university. A part of the application includes 500-1000 words describing my dissertation. ...
25
votes
14answers
5k views

I'm a teenager hoping to become a mathematician, but math isn't my forte. Is it possible? [duplicate]

I am a sophomore in high school and have discovered the joys of mathematics. However,due to sheer irony, at times I find the subject difficult. I am what one could label "lopsided" in my faculties, ...
3
votes
2answers
134 views

What will I be doing?

I'm a freshman studying discrete mathematics B.sc. It's easy to google ''typical mathematician jobs'' and get an idea of what mathematicians do for a living, but what sort of jobs can I expect to work ...
9
votes
0answers
189 views

Big geometry grad schools - for an average applicant

What are some schools that have a lot of geometry going on, but that might accept some middle-of-the-range applicants? Let me add some context... I left grad school (UC Davis) with an MS in 2012 ...
0
votes
0answers
140 views

Application Question - Canadian universities strong in Algebraic geometry?

What are some Canadian universities which have departments with a solid focus on Algebraic Geometry, preferably non-commutative geometry. (P.s.: Does anyone know of any professors in Montreal who ...
47
votes
4answers
4k views

Mathematicians don't quit, they fade away

Edit: This question is now closed for being not related to math, but many people pointed out that becoming an actuary is one of the most viable career path for someone with skills in pure math. Noone ...
2
votes
4answers
316 views

How to choose math courses at uni

I don't know what kind of job I want, but I know I like pure math. It seems people study pure math and then, in the end, realise there is nothing out there for them (jobwise). I don't want this to ...
42
votes
11answers
3k views

Are all mathematicians human calculators?

I asked my dad why he did not major in math he said "because he is not good at math". I think I like math, and I think I'm ok at it, but I'm not gifted or anything like that, I just like math. I think ...
3
votes
0answers
230 views

What is an acceptable GRE math subject score? [closed]

What is a rough estimate (median or maybe third quartile) on the math subject GRE score for a math program at the PhD level, in applied math, at a Group 2 or Group 3 school? Thanks!
1
vote
1answer
406 views

Should I pursue a M.S. in Mathematics or a Ph.D?

I'm looking forward to any advices, but first of all, here's my story: Right now I'm a freshman in high school. I admit it, I love mathematics! However, I suspect that I have ADHD and I can't ...
2
votes
0answers
173 views

Making Math a Job [closed]

As of now, I am pursuing a degree in math with my concentration being mostly on the applied side. I got into a grad level differential equations course over the summer and got an A. That being said, I ...
8
votes
1answer
429 views

Quick questions about studying math and physics?

Just curious about how people usually self study these subjects. 1) Is it the most efficient to read through the chapters, and write down theorems, definitions, and take notes of important parts and ...
6
votes
2answers
227 views

The odds of studying versus applying a mathematics?

I went to school to learn programming, but have come to realize that the most fascinating problems are in mathematics or computer science theory. For this reason I am considering studying mathematics ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Advice on career- interested in Mathemetics

I am sorry to post this question related to career over here. But I knew this is the place where my question can be viewed by the best people who can provide best advice. To introduce myself, I have ...
8
votes
2answers
141 views

How much mathematicians rely on other results?

When mathematicians do research, do they think every detail so that they know exactly every step what it takes to achieve the result from axioms? Or is it possible to work as a researcher without ...
1
vote
2answers
227 views

What programming languages are used in (chaotic) dynamical systems and nonlinear phenomena research?

I'm currently considering pursuing postgraduate studies in the field of chaos/dynamical systems/nonlinear phenomena, and was wondering whether there are particular programming languages that are ...
6
votes
0answers
386 views

Top graduate schools in dynamical systems.

I will be applying to graduate school next fall and I want to start my list of where to apply. I have looked on some of the top graduate schools to see how large of a dynamical systems group they ...
2
votes
1answer
133 views

How important are the following undergrad courses when trying to pursue studies in chaos theory/dynamical systems?

I'm currently a physics major with a year left, and deciding whether to switch into mathematical physics, mathematics or applied mathematics. I'm definitely switching into one of them, as I can meet ...
88
votes
9answers
6k views

How do I sell out with abstract algebra?

My plan as an undergraduate was unequivocally to be a pure mathematician, working as an algebraist as a bigshot professor at a bigshot university. I'm graduating this month, and I didn't get into ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Choosing a PhD topic

My supervisor and I recently had a long chat about PhD related stuff. He said something to the extent that your chances of employment after finishing your PhD among other factors depends on the topic ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it better to learn math before physics?

It seems that a persons ability to understand physics at a high level is limited primarily by their understanding of math. It also seems to be more efficient to learn the underlying math for a ...
6
votes
1answer
155 views

Changing research topics completely when entering graduate school?

In my undergraduate years I mainly focused on analysis, and have done two research projects in analysis. However, when the application results turned out, the best school that gave me an offer is ...
3
votes
2answers
79 views

Pre-test preparation

I'm currently an undergrad in maths and I wanted to know how those who have completed their degrees handled their test preparation. That is, how did you study and how did you manage the anxiety if ...
8
votes
3answers
260 views

Math under time constraints

I'm currently an undergrad math student and I have been wondering if being able to perform well under time constraints requires a deeper knowledge of the material than performing under no time ...
6
votes
1answer
380 views

Problem regarding mathematical skill of a math lover

I don’t know whether it would be a good idea to seek solution for some personal problem here. But as there’s no harm in asking I’m putting it under the soft tag. It’s about forming a career in ...
16
votes
4answers
425 views

Mathematical Habit

Whenever I have to do proofs or understand a concept, I start with examples and generalize. As an aspiring mathematician, I have fears that it might hurt me, especially when we have so many ...
44
votes
8answers
4k views

How much Math do you REALLY do in your job?

I am writing this, as I am a currently an intern at an aircraft manufactur. I am studying a mixture of engineering and applied math. During the semester I focussed on numerical courses and my applied ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

Finding his own path

I am a graduate student in major mathematics and now the time has come to choose a "specialization" (I have to choose 3 between 4 subjects). I like algebra a lot and I am also interested in ...
11
votes
1answer
683 views

What is the expected mathematical repertoire of a Ph.D. program applicant?

I am an undergraduate (currently a sophomore) studying to prepare for applying to a Ph.D. program in mathematics. I have thus far structured my course selection upon the advice of a friend I met ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

How to go about studying chaos theory/dynamical systems/fluid dynamics in grad school with a physics background?

I'm turning to you as I find myself in need of help as to how to best go about studying something related to chaos theory/dynamical systems/fluid dynamics in postgraduate school. I'm currently in my ...
14
votes
3answers
755 views

Careers in Math

I am a highschool freshman, and I really like to have goals for my life, one of the big ones is my career of choice. Previously, I have always wanted to be a programmer, and I have written a lot of ...
3
votes
2answers
896 views

Contemporary research in abstract algebra

I am a Physics undergrad, who is considering the prospects of changing to maths. I was wondering if there is research going on in pure abstract algebra nowadays. I am aware of the fields algebraic ...
2
votes
2answers
571 views

Roadmap for maths self-study for a physics undergrad wanting to pursue research in maths

I am a second year physics undergrad. After spending about an year exploring mathematical physics (QFT,solitons, etc), I have realized that maybe theoretical physics isnt my passion after all, and I ...
4
votes
2answers
293 views

Majoring in maths

Does majoring in mathematics with economics (with emphasis on mathematics) have good career prospects? Does anyone know something about this course?
5
votes
1answer
769 views

Research in Mathematics after undergraduate study in Physics?

I am a Physics undergraduate, but over the past year, I have developed more attachment to Mathematics than to Physics. How common is it for a Physics major to go into research in Mathematics and what ...
23
votes
5answers
3k views

Is a good GRE score enough for a non-math graduate to be accepted in a decent pure mathematics graduate program?

I have a computer engineering degree , and i have studied several mathematics courses like single variable and multiples variables calculus , complex variables , probability , numerical analysis ... ...
2
votes
0answers
232 views

Accesible Area of Discrete Geometry for Undergraduate Research [closed]

This summer I will have a chance to work on a 16-week summer research project under a professor in convex/discrete geometry. I'm a first-year student with a fairly good background for my age and I've ...
38
votes
7answers
3k views

What does it take to get a job at a top 50 math program in the U.S.?

I'm a senior undergrad right at a small liberal arts college right now who is applying to math PhD programs in the U.S. I would like to eventually become a professor at a relatively good university ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Early specialization and career development

I'm in the last year of my undergraduate studies. I recently decided to become a mathematician and I will apply for a two year master degree as a preparation for a PhD. Looking to various master ...
20
votes
2answers
1k views

Grad school & success in the long run

I am an undergraduate mathematics student at some university in Turkey. I am doing well in math classes. Actually, I did not study very hard in my freshmen year and I got not so high grades from ...
3
votes
1answer
467 views

How many letters of recommendations is too many

I am planning to apply for post-doc positions soon. Most universities require three letters of recommendation and most of peers suggested that I should have at least three research letters and one ...