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Richard Hamming on “You and Your Research”

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This is an inspirational and thought-provoking lecture by Richard Hamming. I would strongly recommend it to anybody who is researching as a professional or as a student.
Some of the gems from the talk are as follows.
  • Once you become famous, it is easy to remain famous.
  • You have one life to live [..], and I suggest you to have a life of doing something significant.
  • The most important thing probably about great people is that they believe they can do great work. They have confident in themselves.
  • You must have to work on important problems.
  • Study your successes.
  • The one who works for the right problem at the right time in the right way counts nothing else.
  • Find a regular time to think – What are the important problems in your area?
  • Change doesn’t mean progress; but, progress requires change.
  • The unexamined life is not worth living (by Greek philosopher Socrates)
  • The style is everything.