by Andre on 26 January 2006
A few weeks ago I commented on an article by Richard Hamming on how to do high impact research. I recently came across another perspective, this time from physics blogger Michael Nielsen. Overall I think most of what he describes is consistent with Hamming’s opinions but he does a better job of going beyond general principles and gets into more details on implementation. He also takes a more forgiving stance on the relationship between research and the rest of your life that I appreciate. As with the Hamming talk, it’s long but worth reading.