Paul Hoffman's biography of his namesake and second most prolific mathematician of all time is a wonder-read.
As a physics student, I loved and extensively shared the Science Ladder, which could be expanded indefinitely downward to include academic endeavors outside science, placing theoretical physicists at the very top, followed by experimental physicists, chemists and biologists. Mathematicians like to remind us that they're so far above they simply don't show on the charts.
And I agree wholeheartedly. 


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