Richard Hamming on great research


Richard Hamming (1986)

the first and last paragraphs:

The title of my talk is, ``You and Your Research.’’ It is not about managing
research, it is about how you individually do your research. I could give a talk on
the other subject-- but it’s not, it’s about you. I’m not talking about ordinary runof-the-mill
research; I’m talking about great research. And for the sake of
describing great research I’ll occasionally say Nobel-Prize type of work. It doesn’t
have to gain the Nobel Prize, but I mean those kinds of things which we perceive
are significant things. Relativity, if you want, Shannon’s information theory, any
number of outstanding theories-- that’s the kind of thing I’m talking about.

Go forth, then, and do great work!


I don’t doubt you mean well, but this is not really on topic here (in the sense of having anything to do with Julia specifically). Perhaps start a blog.


admin: you are welcome to move this into the OffTopic topic