Richard Hamming ``You and Your Research''

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Richard Hamming ``You and Your Research''
« on: 20/03/2009 19:46:42 »
My son sent me this link, thought others might like reading it as I have

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.html

Richard Hamming
``You and Your Research''

Transcription of the
Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar
7 March 1986

THE TALK: ``You and Your Research'' by Dr. Richard W. Hamming

It's a pleasure to be here. I doubt if I can live up to the Introduction. 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 run-of-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.
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Richard Hamming ``You and Your Research''
« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2009 20:53:51 »
Very interesting. I'll read it again later to make sure I absorb it all properly.
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