Lessons from My Math Degree That Have Nothing to Do with Math

The unexpected upsides to studying numbers

Alex Korchinski
Forge
Published in
7 min readMar 14, 2018

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Photo by David Dai

Picture a mathematician. What do you see?

I’ll conjure up a popular image. It’s late at night. A figure is hunched over a desk scribbling into a notebook. The room smells like graphite dust, eraser shavings and body odor. Numbers and symbols gleam in the…

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Alex Korchinski
Forge
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