Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Time for Your Breakthrough

"Over the last century and a half, the average age of a Nobel Prize winner at the moment of his great breakthrough has risen more than five years, from 34 to almost 39 years old." (read more)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Average not too meaningful without reporting standard deviation also... typical inflight magazine science :)

Gabor said...

Good point. I looked into this and I was only able to find info on the age distribution at time of receiving the award: http://www.almaz.com/nobel/papers/age/