Massimo Boninsegni at Exponential Book says that when it comes to choosing a lab group with which to work, bigger doesn't always mean better. Although exceedingly large research groups "can make for an exciting and stimulating environment in which to work and grow scientifically," Boninsegni says that "there is such a thing as too large a group." For each discipline, he says, there is an approximate "optimal" lab size, "beyond which productivity ...

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