My black notepad

“I write notes to myself, explicit ones, with sentences, not just “try power series expansion” or “see Dunford-Schwartz for p>1.” I think by writing… When I started to prove theorems (the acceptably low-key phrase for the more stuffy-sounding “doing research”), I would keep writing, as if I was conducting a conversation between me and myself.” Paul R. Halmos, I Want to Be a Mathematician: An Automathography, 1985.

One Response to “My black notepad”

  1. […] day of a great workshop! I filled more pages of my black notebook (“bloc”) than in the past month!!! This morning started with an Hamiltonian session, […]

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