A scientist's most productive years has steadily increased over the last 100 years. So I still have plenty of time to get my Nobel.
Breakthrough scientific discoveries no longer dominated by the very young.
The abstract: Age dynamics in scientific creativity."The image of the brilliant young scientist who makes critical breakthroughs in science is increasingly outdated, at least in these three disciplines," said Bruce Weinberg, co-author of the study and professor of economics at Ohio State University.
"Today, the average age at which physicists do their Nobel Prize winning work is 48. Very little breakthrough work is done by physicists under 30."