### Hamming: Courage in scientific endeavors

October 17th, 2006 by joseThis is one more post on the Hamming series about how to select your research career topics.

It takes courage to think about important unsolved problems. (Excepting of course the officially canonized problems, such as Hilbert’s, Fermat’s Last Theorem, P = NP, …). But the solutions that made a difference were to problems that were not even recognized as such!