Mathematics is a really inspiring subject simply because it is the foundation of the entire universe. Many of the things we know today are built on the laws, theories, and proofs discovered throughout the centuries in the world of mathematics.
What if I told you, that we have not found out everything there is to know about math? In fact, we’re not even close.
This paper centers around deep work in the field of mathematics, particularly documenting the stories of two highly-esteemed mathematicians who have recently solved two of the most challenging problems in the field: Andrew Wiles (the man who found a proof to Fermat’s Last Theorem) and Grigori Perelman (the first and only person to have solved one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems). These two scholars locked themselves up in their rooms and focused for seven years in pursuit of proofs for their respective problems. They did not tell anyone what they were doing, and were not connected at all throughout this time.
I am going to use these two as models of inspiration to show that there is a lot left that mathematics has to offer, and that we need to change the mindsets of every student who says they do not enjoy math. Mathematics can be one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling activities to pursue, which makes it a perfect model for Cal Newport’s idea of deep work.
In this white paper you will learn about the issue between technology interfering with mathematics, the history about Wiles and Perelman, what deep work is and why/how you should consider implementing it into your studies, especially towards mathematics.