Career interview: Research mathematician

We talk to young mathematicians during lunch at the
International Congress of Mathematicians.

This career interview is a podcast!

Why do people become mathematicians? What's it like being one and what are the perks of a job in academia? We talk to young mathematicians at the International Congress of Mathematicians, as well as to established research mathematician Larry Guth, to find out.

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More from Maths Careers

You can find out more about careers with mathematics on the Maths Careers website, which is run by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. In particular you might want to look at these career profiles on the Maths Careers site:


As i am not a good mathematician but to me "to be a mathematician is the best feeling, like we feel the beauty of nature but cant explain it to that extent which nature deserves". So being a mathematician you are as close to nature as the mathematics is. Because "nature speaks the language of mathematics". The connections between the different ideas and the mathematical ideas is so closed even its very difficult for to categorized the field.