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Age dynamics in scientific creativity

Un interesante artículo sobre la creatividad científica acaba de ser publicado en PNAS, November 8, 2011, 108 (45)

Data on Nobel Laureates show that the age–creativity relationship varies substantially more over time than across fields. The age dynamics within fields closely mirror field-specific shifts in (i) training patterns and (ii) the prevalence of theoretical contributions. These dynamics are especially pronounced in physics and coincide with the emergence of quantum mechanics. Taken together, these findings show fundamental shifts in the life cycle of research productivity, inform theories of the age–creativity relationship, and provide observable predictors for the age at which great achievements are made.

Vale la pena también leer: Creativity in Science and Engineering

y ¨Arts and Crafts: Keys to Scientific Creativity¨

en conjunto con la notas de la charla de R.W. Hamming,

“You and your research: A stroke of genius: striving for greatness in all you do.”

También existen varios libros interesantes sobre el tema de la creatividad en la ciencia. Por ejemplo,

Insights of Genius: Imagery and creativity in Science and Art de Arthur Miller

¨Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born¨ un trabajo de 1991 de Denise Shekerjian quien entrevisto a 40 ganadores del famoso premio MacArthur de 500.000 dólares.

Recordemos que desde 2010 hay un venezolano ganador del premio MacArthur, el Dr. Carlos Bustamante de 36 años.

The Genetics Genius

El otro libro es ¨Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist¨de John Brockman