At Freelancing Science, Pawel Szczesny discusses the future of life scientists and he says it lies in specialization. "Specialization will be one of many factors influencing creation of new types of scientists," he writes. He then sketches out the different levels at which science is done, from the Nobel-prize-winner level to hobbyists, and what roles they may play in the future of science -- he thinks that universities will launch training programs, much like sports programs, for bright, future Nobel-level scientists.
Glimpsing the Future
Mar 27, 2009