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Research careers in mathematics (without teaching)

Alexmahone

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Jan 26, 2012
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Are there any research careers in mathematics that don't involve teaching?
 

HallsofIvy

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Jan 29, 2012
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There exist companies which have research teams which might include mathematicians- but my understanding is that their job is largely using numerical methods to help the others on the team solve problems. Some universities have mathematics research positions but those are very few and typically filled by people who, while teaching, published impressive research.
 

Alexmahone

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Jan 26, 2012
268
I would love to do maths all my life but I don't want to teach. What kind of job should I get?
 

dwsmith

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Feb 1, 2012
1,673
I would love to do maths all my life but I don't want to teach. What kind of job should I get?
NSA, DARPA, and other government organizations hire mathematicians.

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NSA, DARPA, and other government organizations hire mathematicians.
You may want to note that the NSA is mainly crypto, ie algebra and number theory.

DARPA and the others are going to be applied math/engineering type positions.
 

Moo

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Feb 12, 2012
26
In France, there's the Poincaré's institute, but you've got to be really good :D I think it's the same for Princeton's IAS
 

anky2930

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Apr 13, 2012
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In my opinion there is no career in mathematics beside a teacher though maths is a very important subject because from past few years science is ruling.
 

CaptainBlack

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Jan 26, 2012
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In my opinion there is no career in mathematics beside a teacher though maths is a very important subject because from past few years science is ruling.
And your opinion is wrong, as can be proven by a single counter example (and there are many)

CB
 
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Moo

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Feb 12, 2012
26
In my opinion there is no career in mathematics beside a teacher though maths is a very important subject because from past few years science is ruling.
(Surprised)
 

Swlabr

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Feb 21, 2012
27
In France, there's the Poincaré's institute, but you've got to be really good :D I think it's the same for Princeton's IAS
I have heard tale of permanent jobs (in arbitrary universities) in France without teaching. However, they do not pay very well...
 

Ackbach

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Jan 26, 2012
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NSA, DARPA, and other government organizations hire mathematicians.

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You may want to note that the NSA is mainly crypto, ie algebra and number theory.

DARPA and the others are going to be applied math/engineering type positions.
Actually, I would say that NSA is a remarkable place, because it is about the only non-academic institution in the world where you can pretty much do any math you want. They use just about every field of math at NSA.