I'm a mathematics student interested mostly in analysis and graph theory. Looking at professors here, it seems that the young professors are typically interested in algebra/algebraic geometry and the older professors are typically doing work in analysis. From talking to other people, this seems to the case at other universities as well. At my university, in fact, there are no young hires interested in analysis, and I've met only one grad student interested in it. Why is this? Are algebra and its subfields really that in vogue? Is analysis just too hard (i.e. all the easier things have been picked off)? In light of this, is it reasonable to go into higher mathematics wanting to study analysis in graduate school?
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