You make your reputation by 30, and then it's all downhill from there.
Comes from an ISI study of citations charting scientists' initial
most-cited paper vs age, where the media ranged from very early twenties
for mathematicians to early 30s for engineers. If you haven't broken
through by the end of your PhD, it's not going to happen.
On a more relevant note, does anyone else have any suggestions for fun
events scheduled for Paris in the next few months?
> From: Robert Harley <Robert.Harley@inria.fr>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Fw: Expedia Fare Tracker Update
> Date: Tuesday, November 05, 1996 1:37 PM
> >if there's anything special happening in Paris or at your end [...]
> Uhhh... not much.
> You mean you would actually visit Paris for an entire weekend as
> opposed to dash through on your way to (a business meeting)/(the
> opposite end of the world)/whatever?!?!?
> The weekend of the 23rd, Myriam and I will be in Dublin at the
> Westbury hotel. BTW, how does one get on the "executive committee"
> that designates leading hotels of the world? That's gotta be a great
> The following week:
> You stop being 21. It's downhill from there!
> I stop being 25. No more maths possible. I'll have to retire.
> 18 -- 21 Pretty good.
> / \
> Start here -> 0 25 So-so.
> 30 Sucks.
> ... You don't even want to think about
> Sound like an excuse to commiserate?
> Rajit may stay for a while on his way to Bombay in December.
> That could be a good time to come over.