How do mathematicians and physicists actually work? I've never had real trouble with any math or science course I've taken (1st yr of college now) but I can't imagine how you would make a living discovering and researching things which have not been discovered or researched before. It seems to me like it would be such a chancy thing--like you either have some insight and make a theory out of it or you don't. Do you have to be a genius to be a mathematician or a physicist? Or is my impression of how much you have to come up with original ideas wrong?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(I'm heading into computer science so these questions are only academic for me)

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# How do mathematicians and physicists actually work?

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