Questions

We have divided the questions into three major categories:

I. Collaboration, Coauthoring and One's Career

These questions concerns ways in which collaboration can help one's career: the basics of collaboration and questions regarding collaboration as a postdoc and tenure track faculty member, coauthoring with undergraduates and obtaining funding.

II.  Building Collaborations to Achieve Mathematical Goals

These questions concern the exchange of ideas and building of collaborations where the goal is to solve a mathematical problem.   While these questions are relevant to young mathematicians, they are essential to mature mathematicians.

III.  Collaboration Difficulties

These questions focus on specific difficulties that may arise during the collaboration process and how they may be addressed.   We encourage mathematicians with concerns to send in questions and they will be posted anonymously.  Collaboration is an essential part of the mathematical process and it is important to understand how to maintain a successful collaboration especially in a long term project.

IV. Additional Questions

Anyone who has a question should email them to the online moderator.   We will list them here and try to find someone to answer the question.   Some questions may be inserted under an existing topic.  Others will be added at the end.


I. Collaboration, Coauthoring and One's Career:




II.  Building Collaborations to Achieve Mathematical Goals:



III. Collaboration Difficulties


A. Division of Labor.  Should one Collaborator be filling in all the details and typing up the Project? 


B. The Missing Collaborator: when a collaborator stops contributing and the clock is ticking for the other 


C. The Domineering Collaborator: making your ideas heard   


D. The Revision Process: how much should one collaborator rewrite what the other collaborator has written?  


E. Personality Conflicts  


F. Adding Additional Coauthors 


G. Communicating Concerns about the Collaboration


H. Finding a Mediator for a Troubled Collaboration  


I. Handing a Mathematical Divorce: when two Mathematicians decide to stop Working together   


J. Starting to Collaborate Again: looking for the Warning Signs


K. Finding Collaborators for Long Term Projects that Span Years and Maintaining a Good Relationship   


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