# Questions tagged [soft-question]

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. Do not use this tag for easy or supposedly easy mathematical questions.

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### How to make the quiz as fair as possible?

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### Lunch seminars for PhD students

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### Geometry book recommendation

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### A mysterious paper of Stallings that was supposed to appear in the Annals

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### Books on limiting properties of matrices with growing size

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### Theoretical results on neural networks

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### Thomason's "open letter" to the mathematical community

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### Are there some interesting propositions independent with ZF+V=L that do not increase consistency strength?

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### Can the theory of elliptic functions developed from purely geometric considerations?

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### How can I seek help in preparing a very long research article for publication?

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### Self study guide to Hamiltonian Monte Carlo

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### Should every modern day mathematician care about category theory? [closed]

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### Continuous decomposition of permutation-invariant set functions

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### A question on convergence rates of Fourier series and strict convergence

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### Sheaf of chain complexs glued by chain homotopy equivalences

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### Golden ratio in contemporary mathematics

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### John von Neumann's remark on entropy

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### Math overdose? Professional advise how to cope with it [closed]

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### Does Arnold say that Hardy is responsible for Ramanujan's untimely death? [closed]

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### Is computer algebra or symbolic computation an active area of research?

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### Why are W-types called "W"?

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### Research topics in representation theory of algebras [closed]

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### A new method for processing music scores?

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### Comparing Kripke-Joyal semantics of toposes to model-theoretic satisfaction

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### Role of univalence in homotopy group calculations

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### Theorems with many distinct proofs

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### Context of set theory in which one doesn't have to worry about size issues

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### Rejection of a paper because of not suitable level of rigor without a single example of a mathematical error/imprecision [closed]

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### Articles providing informal discussions on major developments on a particular problem?

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### Name for the theory of words with equal length, prefix, successors

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### Coarsening arXiv subject tags by journal preferences

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### Proving a binomial sum identity

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### Applications of ZFA-Set Theory

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### Who is Mrs. Gerber?

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### Length of shorter directed cycle relative to average with oppositely oriented counter-part

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### What's the point of differential geometry? [closed]

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### Quantum mechanics outside $L^{2}$ spaces

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### Siegel zeros and other "illusory worlds": building theories around hypotheses believed to be false

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### Connes's Absolute Geometry and Lurie's Spectral Algebraic Geometry

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### Does there exist a "citation distance" calculator for papers or authors?

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### Papers on history and philosophy of mathematics suitable for master's students

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### Are there some algorithms which have high consistency strength?

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### Can mathematics help in defining free-will? [closed]

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### The most simple proof of projective determinacy

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### Choice of splitting in domain decomposition algorithms

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### Summary of ``Almost All Orbits of the Collatz Map Attain Almost Bounded Values"

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### Practical Benefits of HTT/univalent foundations for assisted proofs

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### Peer review 2.0

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### sci.math.research archive?

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