Hi All, I am glad that a professor outside my school asked me if I would work with her. I had asked her a question about some problems I was working with , and she said she was interested in the same area, and she would like to write a paper with me. I said yes, of course, I would love to. She works in Boston, which is close-enough for me, so I asked her if we could meet in person at her school . But I have never done anything of this sort before. Can anyone suggest the etiquette, dynamics of these student-professor arrangements? What should I ask her when we meet? How do we discuss the topic to work on ? She is giving me an opportunity (she has written many good papers, I have not) , so I know it is up to her to have the deciding say on what we do, although of course, I too, should have some input on this. How is this usually addressed/dealt with? I don't know if I am overthinking it. Am I? Hope those with experience in these arrangements can give some ideas. Thanks, WWGD: What Would Gauss Do?