Table of contents
Background and Analysis:
Breakthrough I: Getting stuck.
Breakthrough II: Stickingwith stuckness.
Breakthrough III: Rest.
Breakthrough IV: Insight.
Discussing with a colleague.
Filling out results.
Finishing the PhD.
Getting your hands dirty, to clear up confusion.
Giving a (research) talk.
Making a big mistake.
Math anxiety – “I should be doing more math.”
Preparing a (research) talk.
Proving myself wrong, via counterexample.
Stunned and sublime.
Translating a proof from one context to another.
Trying to explain math to a stranger.
Using my math powers for evil.
Wandering around (math) for fun.
Working through a proof.