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What papers should everyone read?

This question is (inspired by)/(shamefully stolen from) a similar question at MathOverflow, but I expect the answers here will be quite different. We all have favorite papers in our own respective ...
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Why go to theoretical computer science/research?

I'm currently starting on the university [computer science] and there we have lot of opportunities to begin with researching. Before finding this website, I had no intention to go on this way [I ...
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What math courses should I take to prepare for a CS masters or PhD?

I'm a self-taught professional programmer. I am pretty good at it (Ruby, Unix, Clojure, Java, Objective-C), but now I'm thinking of taking it to the next level by maybe applying for a masters or PhD ...
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Is a CS degree for me?

I'm a UK student who will soon be going to university and would like some advice from people who have already done this on what course to take. I really enjoy the theoretical side of computer ...
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Required mathematics for computational geometry research career

I have a computer engineering degree and i am very interested in theoretical and combinatorial aspects of computational geometry . I want to build the mathematical foundation for this area so i can ...
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Mathematical background needed for pursuing a PhD in TCS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of mathematical background is needed for complexity theory? I'm a final year undergrad and I'm looking to pursue a PhD in theoretical computer science in the long ...
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What is considered significant when applying for a TCS PhD with major changed

I am a Master student on CS. Actually in theory. I have a BE in polymer (Chemical Eng stuff), and I struggled somehow to get enrolled in this program. I want to apply a TCS PhD in US. So, what do ...
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Careers for theoretical computer scientists

What are the typical careers for theoretical computer scientists (people with graduate degree in theoretical computer science)? What kind of industries and institutions look for theoretical computer ...
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Career in Theoretical Computer Science

I am currently a high school student, interested in theoretical computer science and applied mathematics. I have self taught myself linear algebra and calculus and concrete mathematics. I have a naive ...
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Mathematics degree for Theoretical Computer Science? [closed]

I want to go to grad school in theoretical computer science. I don't like programming. I am in France. Should I pursue a bachelors in math or in computer science?
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