# About switching from a computer scientist to a mathematician

What is the possibility for a computer scientist to change his field into a pure mathematician ? and what's the most smooth way to do it ? any examples for people who could make it ?

• This question would be better suited on the hopefully-soon-to-be-launched Academia SE: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/16617/academia – Anthony Labarre Feb 11 '12 at 8:14
• @TsuyoshiIto: presumably the most smooth way is when the transition is in $C^\infty$. – Dave Clarke Feb 11 '12 at 16:33
• infidel! cs=>math ask on mathoverflow. we will address queries here on the opposite direction :p – vzn Feb 11 '12 at 19:42
• Theoretical computer scientists are already mathematicians. So you don't need to do anything! – Jeffε Feb 12 '12 at 2:32
• @JɛﬀE: If I remember correctly, a mathematician is said to be pure if all its facets have the same dimension. – Tsuyoshi Ito Feb 13 '12 at 15:02