Conferences and Workshops
Tips for Young Mathematicians
Biking with Mathematicians
(Always) Under Construction
There are many tricks of the trade that make certain common tasks in mathematics easier. I will try to detail some of them here, providing links and some explanations.
For math majors and graduate students
Tips with TeX and figures:
For effective communication of data:
- Make a professional website! Find one you like and imitate it!
(People who took my advice include:
- Start building your CV as you go.
- Make contacts with professors in your subject area... they might one day be colleagues
- When you answer a student's email, make the question and answer available on your website so that you don't have to answer it again.
- Make sure your students know How to Email a Professor (also here)
- Share this with students who ask: "Did I Miss Anything?"
For going to graduate school:
- My biggest advice is to establish a social support system, either with other students in the department or with (local) undergraduates that you might have something in common with, like a hobby or a sport. When things start to get difficult, and if you are far from friends and family at home, you will be glad you had one in place already.
- In 2007, I helped to start a program for incoming graduate students that helped bond the group of us. It is still running to this day. You don't necessarily need support from your department like we had. Prior to 2007, I kept it simple: I invited people to lunch midweek, to hang out the weekend before the semester begun, or to join us for a game of ultimate frisbee.
- What advice did you wish you had before undertaking a PhD in science? Answer by Tom Mcneill
- Advice from Ada Morse
- An article discussing "imposter syndrome," anxiety, depression, and suicide among the mental health challenges of graduate students.
- Ph.D. students face significant mental health challenges
- What is Imposter Syndrome and how can you combat it?
For finding a job in industry:
On the job search in academia:
On mathematics for all:
For knot theorists
Useful tools in knot theory:
Some knot-related "links":
Some articles from the Concise Encyclopedia of Knot Theory:
For the general public
Other fun stuff:
Some great fun and educational YouTube channels:
Math-related TV shows for kids:
- Resources from Scott Baldridge, author of "Elementary Mathematics for Teachers" and "Elementary Geometry for Teachers" and the lead writer and lead mathematician for the Eureka Math/EngageNY mathematics PK-12 curriculum.
- Bedtime Math, including stories that end with short math problems that you can read to your kids!