Subconscious

Jean-Pierre Serre
The yongest Fields Medalist in history & Abel Prize
France

“I prefer to close my eyes when I think about Mathematics. Sometimes I go to bed thinking, “Ah, I have a nice lemma to prove – or disprove. ” … Of course one has to write things down later, if only for publication. Sometimes you then find that what you have thought was wrong, but that is rare.”

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