Questions that are about research in mathematics, or about the job of a research mathematician, without being mathematical problems or statements in the strictest sense. In other words, questions that can be answered without making computations or applying theorems and axioms.

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### Advice on how I can I publish my solution of the Riemann Hypothesis [on hold]

I'm not sure if this site would be the best platform to ask this question, but please do bear with me, MathOverflow is the only place where I can meet people whom I can discuss math.
So I'm certain ...

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### Very few modern PDE numerical analysis courses on universities websites [on hold]

I have an impression that universities do not "value"
computational methods courses anymore.
Webpages of courses I can find on google date back ~10 years or more.
Also, it looks like the existing ...

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### What are the 'wonderful consequences' following from the existence of a minimal dense subspace?

In Peddechio & Tholens Categorical Foundations they quote PT Johnstone in their chapter on Frames & Locales:
...the single most important fact which distinguishes locales from spaces: the ...

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### Master thesis about Myers-Steenrod theorem

I hope here is the best place to ask this, anyway this year I have to write a master thesis in pure mathematics and since I'm interested in geometry and topology normally I will look for a topic about ...

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### Publishing a Simple Paper as an Undergraduate

First off I apologize if this question does not belong here, I would be happy to hear about any better locations to post this on.
I am a (first year) undergraduate mathematics student, and I recently ...

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### Big list of awards for researchers in the field of analysis and PDE [closed]

What are the career prizes awarded to (either young or more experienced) researchers in the area of analysis and PDEs?
Related question: Big list of "outstanding paper awards".

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### Big list of “outstanding paper awards” [closed]

What are the prizes awarded for significant papers published in mathematical journals?
One of them is the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize.
I'd be particularly interested in hearing about prizes ...

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### Reference on elliptic obstacle problem that covers the material in the lecture notes by Caffarelli

Can you recommend a modern, self-contained, readable reference that covers (approximately) the results on elliptic obstacle problem that are covered in the lecture notes by L. Caffarelli (Scuola ...

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### Theorems conditional on false conjectures

What is an example of a theorem that was conditional on a conjecture that later turned out to be false?

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### Progress towards a computational interpretation of the univalence axiom?

I will preface this by saying that I am not an expert on type theory. I am just a curious outsider slowly making my way through the HoTT book when I (rarely) have some spare time.
I am just curious ...

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### How to explain to an engineer what algebraic geometry is?

This question is similar to this one in that I'm asking about how to introduce a mathematical research topic or activity to a non-mathematician: in this case algebraic geometry, intended as the most ...

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### mixing theorem with definition (definition with proof)

I often find myself writing a definition which requires a proof. You are defining a term and, contextually, need to prove that the definition makes sense.
How can you express that? What about a ...

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### Generating function for 3 -core partitions: Part II

Let $\lambda$ be an integer partition: $\lambda=(\lambda_1\geq\lambda_2\geq\dots\geq0)$. Further, let $h_u$ denote the hook-length of the cell $u$.
We call $\lambda$ a $t$-core partition if none of ...

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### Generating function for $3$-core partitions

Let $\lambda$ be an integer partition: $\lambda=(\lambda_1\geq\lambda_2\geq\dots\geq0)$. Further, let $h_u$ denote the hook-length of the cell $u$.
We call $\lambda$ a $t$-core partition if none of ...

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### How to handle results from an unpublished paper?

I am writing a paper right now, and part of the paper makes use of a (trivial) generalization of a number of really nice theorems and constructions from a paper that was never made public. The author ...