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Learning Pure math as a doctorI am pursuing a medical career -neurologist However, do you think it is possible for me to self-learn pure-mathematics, and make significant contributions and publications, even without bieng a full time mathematician. |

Re: Learning Pure math as a doctorFermat held a full-time career (as a lawyer) while being one of the mathematical greats. It's possible, but it does take a time commitment. |

Re: Learning Pure math as a doctorIt's definitely possible to have a good enough understanding to keep up with contemporary mathematics (at least, in the small area you'll find most interesting.) Being able to contribute will require a much greater time commitment, and will be rather difficult without at least some formal training. The formal training is more about learning to think "like a mathematician"-- if you can learn to do that sufficiently well on your own, then it's certainly possible.Of course, I'll have to repeat that it will take a good deal of commitment to be able to contribute. |

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