A Way to Success Explained by Physics
A Way to Success Explained by Physics
  • Reporter Lee Suh-young
  • 승인 2011.02.11 23:28
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The joint research by the team of Professor Woo-Sung Jung of the Department of Technology Innovation and Management and the team of Prof. H. Eugene Stanley of the University of Boston discovered the fact that ‘Matthew Effect’ is applied in sports as well as in science.
The Matthew Effect refers to a theory in sociology that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. According to research, players who are exposed to many chances to play when they are young are more likely to be successful at the sport later in life.
The joint research team demonstrated how the Matthew Effect applies to eminent scientists whose research is published in Nature or Science.The research, posted in the PNAS on Jan. 4, argued the importance of the initial support, explained by the effect of Blue-chip investigation. The study showed that research results performed in a person’s twenties to thirties is a major factor to decide future success as a scientist.
“The result shows that the more competition becomes heated, the more aggressive investment is required in order to develop the promising young generation,” said Prof. Jung.