What does a mathematician do all day?
January 24, 2013 6:52 PM Subscribe
I'm wondering, after breakfast, and a shower, and a commute, and coffee - what is next?
posted by Lownotes to science & nature (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on an article that will detail the work of a famous mathematician, and it occurred to me that I have no idea what mathematicians do all day. I'd like to add that to the article.
What is the typical day like for a mathematician? I'm not talking about a job description, but the humdrum, daily grind sort of stuff you won't learn about from a typical Google search.
I'm sure there are many variations on the typical work week, and I would like some insight into that. Please, no assumptions and speculation, I'd rather hear real, first-person accounts or get pointed in the right direction.