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I want to pursue research mathematics as a hobby, a supplement to a career (science, engineering, art), or even a career in and of itself. What particularly excites me about mathematics is how seemingly disparite formal concepts can be linked though a newly discovered theory or generalization.
In mathematics there is a lot to memorize if you intend on keeping up with the latest discoveries. Even if you are specializing in a particular branch, as most mathematicians do, the amount of theorems you must be able to recite and have available to you at any instant easily goes into the hundreds.
A lot of books exist on the various branches of modern mathematics but there are very few on best-practices for everyday working mathematicians. In the natural and social sciences, university laboratories dictate the pace and style of research. Also many guides exist for best-practices for conducting non-theoretical research. However for mathematics, approaching research-level work seems almost impossible without going the graduate school route at a decent school.
Where does someone begin who only knows fundamental definitions and a handful of theorems, with no specialization in mind yet? How do people who are tied up with other aspects of life get to the point where they are active in the mathematical community?
nuclear fusion - imminent, or very distant
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There has been a fair bit of excitement recently over the efforts of a group of startups in the world of Fusion energy, such as tri alpha energy, Helion energy, and efforts from Lockheed Martin, to develop reactors on a time scale of perhaps a mere decade from now or less. Im fascinated by this, but still harbor doubts, given the long, frustrating history of fusion power generation over the last 60 years.
Will the extreme difficulty of sustained fusion once again humble mankind, or are we finally ready to tell the saudis to get fucked forever?
What is wrong with /sci/ ?
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What tha fuck is going on here? Came from Russian imageboard here to checkout if /sci/ is better on 4ch. So all what I see are people showing off their collage grades, how-to-start-learning-maths/programming threads, what shape is better thread, "Why is biochemistry so much more interesting than pure chemistry?", IT noobs threads.
Chto za huynya blyad'? Where is fucking science?On Russian imageboard we discuss really important subjects, such as consciousness, Integrated information theory ,immortality, rocket engine and many many others. And real sciense discussions with conlcusions, while Russian science sucks big cock. Even our"stupid questions thread" does not contain so stupid and senseless posts like this board.We're tying to fuck up pseudo-science things like SETI etc. And actually this isn't just about /sci/ but about other s sections as well. What is wrong with you guys?