I have a son who will be finishing up his undergrad in physics this coming school year with an eye towards possible graduate work in math. As you can imagine, I occasionally see a link or two on the web that I think he might particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps a) this kind of post might be more efficient and b) other undergrad students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
- What is it like to understand advanced mathematics?
- How to Write Your First Paper
- How to write proofs: a quick guide
- Why Do We Pay Pure Mathematicians?
- On writing and Work hard (both by Terence Tao, with tons of good links)
- Helping Undergraduates Learn to Read Mathematics
- How to Read a Scientific Paper – Some Tips for the Mathematician
- There’s more to mathematics than rigour and proofs
- Habits of highly mathematical people
- Math blind
- How to become good at peer review: A guide for young scientists
- Failure to Launch (finding postdoc positions)
- I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer and a response Serious Academic: Why I Engage Online
- Enthusiasm Goes a Long Way (about giving presentations)
- So you want to join my research group
- Preparing Ph.D.s for Diverse Careers
I have a bit of a backlog of these so might post a few between now and the beginning of the fall academic term.
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.