I am currently investigating some generalized properties in my mathematical research with my professor. We are basically now working together to produce new paper to publish.
My professor is very well experienced and he seems to know what he is doing very fast compared to me. I feel like I do not do anything worth the contribution for this project.
Is it normal for a first year master student to feel this way when he or she tries to write a paper together with a professor? How come can a person generate possible ideas to solve so fast? Is it because I am still inexperienced or am I doing something wrong?
I usually read some papers trying to get some ideas which might be useful but I still dont get anything really 'valuable' for the progress of my current project.
I am hoping for some advises coming from well experienced mathematicians / researchers. Thank you very much!