Last Friday I finally got my own space in the Mathematics department at uni. Now rather than being in a shared (as in shared machines) lab I’m in a lab with six other guys who are doing their doctorates or have recently finished.
This means I have my own desk, and possibly most importantly, a space for my fruit bowl.
Today I had a very “just like I imagined moment” when one of the other guys in the lab got up and started writing out formulas and something else (harmonics?) on the blackboard that sits behind me. Having finished he stood there and stared at it for a while.
How much more like the mathematics you image (or see in the movies) do you want it to be?