Am I right in assuming that nowadays, having learned math is a big help as a physicist? It just seems that physics is getting more abstract, with its quantummechanics (and string theory-esque workfields) that don't really allow any analogies with everyday-life and require very complicated math. As a scientist I'd love to be able to do any required math myself. I also really love math (currently my favorite subject at school), so trying to combine it with physics (however I would be able to do that) seems the good thing to do. But then again, I don't want to look at math as "something at the side while learning physics", cause math can get incredibly complicated and though very interesting, something like advanced combinatorics seems daunting. On a side-note, how important is ICT concerning physics and math? It just seems tremendously helpful, but also taking on that just seems (and probably is) impossible.