Noah Snyder

Bloomington, Indiana

sbseminar.wordpress.com

Age: 36

Assistant Professor at Indiana University, working on tensor categories and their relationships to operator algebras and topology.
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comment Accepting an Assistant Professor position at a low ranked university
I think this is dangerous advice. Most postdocs just aren't going to get a big grant. Most postdocs just aren't going to get R1 tenure track jobs, and certainly not one in their "target location."
Apr
22
comment I violated academic integrity unknowingly by sharing assignment resources with fellow student. What should I do?
@quid Small Liberal Arts College
Apr
22
comment What does "pers. commun" stand for in academic papers?
Or it could mean an email or letter that's not intended for publication.
Apr
19
comment How to contact professors as a high school student?
Why "prominent universities"? Those faculty are especially busy and especially likely to have so many strangers making demands on their time that they have to ignore all emails from strangers. You'll have much better luck if you contact people who are nearby and who are at less prominent places. They'll still be PhDs who know a lot more math than you do and who you can learn a lot from!
Apr
18
comment Discreet way to establish priority
This "nightmare scenario" isn't just abstract, it's how things actually worked in the distant past, and it was bad. See the cubic formula insanity, the Newton/Liebnitz dispute, or Galileo's observation of the rings of Saturn.
Apr
18
comment Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
Tom's right, I have no idea what O.M.Y. is talking about. You're well within your rights to go ahead and publish without talking to anyone. But writing a math paper is its own kind of skill, and you're likely to have a stronger paper published in a better journal if you get advice from someone more experienced when writing that paper. That's why you should talk to your advisor, not because it's mandatory, but because it will help you.
Apr
18
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Apr
18
answered Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
Apr
18
comment Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
There's nothing here that suggests that the advisor's name should be on the paper (if the result is publishable), nor that the advisor would want coauthorship. Math publishing conventions are different than many fields, and most student papers are not coauthored with the advisor. A joint paper with the grad student may be appropriate, since the graduate student may have worked out closely related results, examples, or applications, and the prior failures of the grad student may have helped in finding this proof. (Though, depending on circumstances solo authorship might be most appropriate.)
Apr
18
comment Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success?
It's really shocking to me that the one answer that actually explains what's happening is heavily downvoted. Probably mostly by people who aren't mathematicians and have no idea what they're talking about.
Apr
17
comment Visit to a different university - is it OK to bring my girlfriend along?
My experience has been that often schools can just book you a two person room and pay for the whole thing.
Apr
17
comment Is it a red flag for a PhD program if their graduating students cannot find postdoc?
In addition to being a possible red flag, it should also be an indication that you should plan to be employable in jobs beyond just postdocs. If you go to math graduate school, in addition to research, you should also either be an excellent teacher or you should learn to code.
Apr
17
comment Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?
You don't need to go via Australia. Several companies offer North Pacific cruises from Vancouver to Japan with stops in Alaska and/or Russia taking 15-18 days. In addition to the one linked in this post, Celebrity Cruises also offers such a cruise and some fares are under $1000 for a 15 day trip.
Apr
17
comment Visit to a different university - is it OK to bring my girlfriend along?
In most hotels, the price for a room for two is far far less than double the price of a room for one. So although it's good for you to offer to pay for whatever extra cost your visitor incurs, paying for half the room strikes me as more than they'd want. (There are exceptions, e.g. cost per person can be higher in Japan, and some conferences use dormitories for lodging that might not be able to accommodate two people.)
Apr
17
comment Visit to a different university - is it OK to bring my girlfriend along?
An example of the kind of rule that some funding agencies might have is that the majority of the days on the trip be related to business.
Apr
13
comment Definition of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra
It sounds like you may want to go back and read a book on finite dimensional representations of finite groups (I like the first 2/3rds of Serre or Teleman's online notes) before tackling Hopf algebras.
Apr
13
comment Definition of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra
Seems fine to me (at least for coalgebras, maybe the Hopf structure gives some additional constraints).
Apr
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Apr
12
comment Who are humans' closest relatives, after primates?
The placement of bats in that tree is very very out of date, right?
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