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Ethics for the working mathematician, seminar 2: The allure of mathematics.

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What motivates us as mathematicians? Ours is one of the few professions where we enjoy our job so much that we’d probably do it for free. Our dedication and determination to solve mathematical problems is one of our greatest strengths, but can also be our undoing. Our ability for extreme focus is a double-edged sword; on the one hand it makes us excellent problem solvers, on the other hand it restricts our capacity to see the broader implications and consequences of our work.

This talk is part of the C.U. Ethics in Mathematics Society (CUEiMS) series.

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