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Mathematician researcher

  1. Jan 30, 2005 #1
    Hi everybody,
    I wonder what it takes to be a mathematician researcher. Are there many people out there that DO research in mathematics or most of them "research" while for example teaching at a University? Are reseach projects supported by any foundations? And i mean not only researches in fields that can have many practical results and bring more money in some company. For example, researchers like Andew Wiles(not many out there!!) just work on their own? Certainly a mathematician's dream is research, but i feel that too few actually make it come true. Am i wrong? (I know that TALENT is definitely needed, and i assume that really few are gifted enough to do great things in mathematics)

    P.S: I am not a mathematician- I have just started my studies in Computer Science but Maths always fascinated me and I am always curious to actually find and talk to a real mathematician researcher
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