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)


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: