Also, I have a question which is somewhat unrelated to this post, in fact, I could start a new topic on it if others are curious also. I was reading Fermat's Last Theorem (aka Fermat's Enigma) and it implicitly states that younger is better in Mathematical research. In fact, the Field's Metal is age limited at 40 I think. Thus, how important is age to admissions committees when evaluating students?
HA, it is interesting question,
from humble opinion, age is not an important factor to determine whether you will be admitted to Gradschools in Maths
Some because of many reason cannot attend classes at the age they should do, so they go to school later than some. The admission committees even give some priorities for such people, especially for women
A good examples is Smale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Smale
who went to school very late and even did poorly for some first years (
However, his sophomore and junior years were marred with mediocre grades, mostly Bs, Cs and even an F in nuclear physics.
when he was in Gradschool at Michigan but he wasstill awarded a Field medal
So Zombie, you may be going to be a next one awarded field medal