How to become a university professor?

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Hello everybody, I am sure that there are lots of people like me here who like to think (about abstract things such as mathematics etc) very often. In fact, whenever I get an opportunity, I just start scribbling in a notebook about theorems, proofs and all that.

So here's the thing I was wondering what exact path should I take to become a university professor (maths and/or physics). I know the basic things to do like BSc, MSc and then your Phd but is there anything else that I should know?

And I want to tell anyone reading this to please bear with me because I know I am being rather naive thinking that I could in fact become one (I think I made it sound rather easy above). I know it's not easy and it's meant for extremely smart people but I really loathe a future in which I will be doing anything else for a living.

( I forgot to mention that I am currently in high school. )
 

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Have you seen the thread at the top of this forum, "Who wants to be a mathematician?"
 
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Have you seen the thread at the top of this forum, "Who wants to be a mathematician?"
Oops, sorry didn't think about that.. That's a good idea; am gonna post there. Thanks.
 

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