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I plan on applying to graduate mathematics programs for the 2014-2015 school year and I'm starting to get a little nervous about my chances at landing a spot in a funded program. My major concern is that I have absolutely zero research experience from my undergrad years, and am having trouble focusing in on what kind of work I would be interested in anyways, and I don't know where to start! And the research papers that do seem interesting to me are so specialized, I have trouble understanding them! [more inside]

posted by supernaturelle on Aug 7, 2013 - 8 answers

posted by supernaturelle on Aug 7, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I improve my chances of getting into graduate programs? [more inside]

posted by Nomyte on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

posted by Nomyte on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist? [more inside]

posted by philipy on Apr 1, 2012 - 22 answers

posted by philipy on Apr 1, 2012 - 22 answers

It is often said that pure math research finds unpredictable applications long after it is done. Has anyone tried to investigate this phenomenon rigorously? [more inside]

posted by stebulus on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

posted by stebulus on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education.
Thanks.

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

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