Uncertainty and Productivity | GenomeWeb

A group led by Fabio Pammolli at the IMT Institute For Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy, presents a study in PNAS this week on the annual research production of a given scientist, analyzed in the context of longitudinal career data for 200 scientists and 100 assistant professors within the physics community.

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