I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Sir Isaac Newton
Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
Laboratory for Computation and Visualization in Mathematics and Mechanics, Lausanne
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow
Old KIAM Department page
That's how doing research may look like...
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