‘As we accumulate more knowledge, more knowledge must be known before new contributors can contribute.’
It’s called ‘the burden of knowledge‘.
And that’s why, the average age of Nobel Prize-winning work is now 48 compared to 40, as it was before 1905.
Interestingly, the average age at dissertation is 33, which leaves a little window of potential for truly ground-breaking research.
Often, it is the dissertation that lay the foundations for a successful career! (see infographic – courtesy: Kyata Tobias, Online PhD Programs)
The bottom-line message?
It may just pay off to write it well! 🙂
Credits: Kyara Tobias