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Mathematics without ApologiesPortrait of a Problematic Vocation$
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Michael Harris

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691175836

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.001.0001

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How I Acquired Charisma

How I Acquired Charisma

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(p.7) Chapter 2 How I Acquired Charisma
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Mathematics without Apologies
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Michael Harris

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.003.0002

This chapter discusses the notion of charisma in mathematics. The word charisma colloquially means a kind of personal magnetism, often mixed with glamour. As in other academic disciplines, charisma brings power in the conventional sense: power to organize one's time, power to set the research agenda, power to attract talented students and to place them in prominent positions, as well as material perks, including the generous salary that helps distinguish a “great job” from a “good job.” Departmental rankings are broadly charisma based, so that a professor at one of the top U.S. mathematics departments will be perceived as charismatic.

Keywords:   mathematicians, mathematics, charisma

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