I actually can't understand whether I should post this under Academic guidance and am confused about the title I've used too. anyway, I am just curious to know what a CS professor would do if he gets interested in some branch of Pure Math, lets say, Group theory or Analytic Number theory or Algebraic Topology? if he self teach himself (well, he may collaborate with some mathematician expert in the field he's interested in) and publish few papers on this, will he be eligible to be a faculty of a Math department? Of course I here have assumed that, the professor's PhD topic was about Automata theory or Complexity theory and was from CS department, even he never have taken courses like Abstract algebra or Topology in his academic life just focused on CS and some courses of EE(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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