Yesterday I discovered a page maintained by Oded Goldreich where a set of ideas, essays and opinions are posted. It is absolutely great. I particularly enjoyed:
- Why do people become and remain scientists – a related post by Daniel Liberzon is interesting as well.
- On Modest, Suggestive, and Imposing Theories (and Fields)
- On offering advice to aspiring scientists
- On our duties as scientists
- How to write a paper – Checking out Bruce Francis’ handbook is recommended.
- My opinions on Graduate Studies
- More on bad attitudes that gain dominance in TOC  – The ideas in this post can be applied to any technical field with roots in applied mathematics.
Also, I just realised Bruce Francis has passed away. I never knew him personally and my interactions with him were from a distance. But he always seemed like a great academic with a keen mind and I have enjoyed listening to his presentations and reading his technical and nontechnical writing. I recommend checking out his work and his opinions.