Friday, January 14, 2011

How to be a Famous Scientist

Can you aspire to be as famous a scientist as Charles Darwin?
"Darwin's full name is invoked at least once in more than 2% of books published in the English language. (I know that is hard to believe, but we have carefully verified it. And it is on the rise. "Charles Darwin" appears in about 4% of English books published in the year 2000.)"
Science magazine feature The Gonzo Scientist teamed up with one of the team that gave us the recent culturomics study (pdf) and Google Ngrams, to assess the nature of scientific fame. Among the advice for making a name for yourself? Don't be a mathematician, and consider blogging....

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