Thoughts on trying to get a postdoc

How exactly does one get a postdoc? You could try and show that you’re the smartest researcher around. Well, if you’re in grad school, you’re probably smart. But the Harvard grad student with an Olympiad medal in high school and a 3.9 GPA from MIT is probably smarter, and definitely more conscientious. It is betterContinue reading “Thoughts on trying to get a postdoc”

Changing your archetypes

There’s a scene in “A Beautiful Mind”, when Russell Crowe writes mathematical equations on a glass pane as it snows outside. There’s another scene in which he rides a cycle in the shape of . These scenes have played a major part in making me want to become a mathematician….to discover ideas beautiful enough toContinue reading “Changing your archetypes”