Richard Hamming's 1986 Talk at Bell Labs: 'You and Your Research'

Mark Gottscho | Oct 17, 2013 min read

Today, while working on my fellowship application, I was pondering the nature of graduate research and how one comes up with truly novel ideas. My friend and colleague, Lucas Wanner, sent me this transcription of a talk Richard Hamming gave many years ago on how one does great research. I found it enlightening; hopefully you will, too.

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