## I want to be a mathematician: an automathography in three parts |

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My plan was to go for the

official point of view, however, I was a student with a failure on my record in one

subject and too many B's in the other. The chances of my making it to the

must have seemed slimmer to the all important Miss Voigt, the graduate school

secretary, than they did to me— and, I am guessing, she suggested to the dean

that I be advised to aim for the customary consolation prize. In my naivete I

viewed the ...

My plan was to go for the

**Ph**.**D**.— the in-between degree was folderol. From theofficial point of view, however, I was a student with a failure on my record in one

subject and too many B's in the other. The chances of my making it to the

**Ph**.**D**must have seemed slimmer to the all important Miss Voigt, the graduate school

secretary, than they did to me— and, I am guessing, she suggested to the dean

that I be advised to aim for the customary consolation prize. In my naivete I

viewed the ...

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The student kept plugging away all right, but he wasn't enjoying it; whenever he

thought he could afford a few hours away from that stuff he went back to a "trivial"

puzzle of his own, something about Boolean algebras. When, after a year, Yuri

became more and more concerned about his student's slow geometric progress,

the story came out. Yuri was interested, he was encouraging, and he assured the

student that the Boolean question was not all that trivial. Happy ending: one

.

The student kept plugging away all right, but he wasn't enjoying it; whenever he

thought he could afford a few hours away from that stuff he went back to a "trivial"

puzzle of his own, something about Boolean algebras. When, after a year, Yuri

became more and more concerned about his student's slow geometric progress,

the story came out. Yuri was interested, he was encouraging, and he assured the

student that the Boolean question was not all that trivial. Happy ending: one

**Ph**.**D**.

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Nachbin, L chair candidacy 178 editor of Summa 157 trying to arrange Brazil visit

169 Nagy, Sz. B. at Oberwolfach 385 honorarium check 132 not in Edinburgh

244 Naimark, M. A., charming host 310 Naive Set Theory, on Hewitt's bed,

mistranslated 246 Nakata, J., perfect secretary 357 napkins, stochastic at

Oberwolfach 385 negative three, no — minus three, yes 271 Nelson, E., as

Chicago student 154 Netzorg, D. explains linear algebra 46 formal power series

45 good Illinois

Nachbin, L chair candidacy 178 editor of Summa 157 trying to arrange Brazil visit

169 Nagy, Sz. B. at Oberwolfach 385 honorarium check 132 not in Edinburgh

244 Naimark, M. A., charming host 310 Naive Set Theory, on Hewitt's bed,

mistranslated 246 Nakata, J., perfect secretary 357 napkins, stochastic at

Oberwolfach 385 negative three, no — minus three, yes 271 Nelson, E., as

Chicago student 154 Netzorg, D. explains linear algebra 46 formal power series

45 good Illinois

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