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July 9th, 2018, 07:06 AM   #1
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Books on the Experience of being a Professional Mathematician?

I'm looking for books of this nature. A good example is Cedric Villani's Birth of a Theorem, in which he talks about his collaboration, describes sending a LaTeX document back and forth his collaborator, trying to make small additions, and editing old arguments.

He talks about what it feels like to be stuck, how he made progress, and describes various flashes of insight he experienced. He talks about going to conferences, presenting his works, and the anxiety he experienced when promising proofs of results before they were really finished.

I want to get more insight into what it's actually like to be a professional mathematician on a day-to-day basis.

Any ideas?

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July 9th, 2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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We have quite some professional mathematicians here. Why not just ask your questions, so we can answer what our experience is?
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