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Athene Donald: Do scientists believe in luck?


Writing for science blogging network Occam's Typewriter, physicist Athene Donald, PhD, ponders the role of luck in an academic career:

Amongst the academic staff 56% of women and 67% of men felt it had been a significant factor in career success, with corresponding figures of 65% and 66% for female and male postdocs. . . . I find this quite heartening, that as a group we are not too hard-boiled or arrogant to admit that our successes are not simply down to innate brilliance and hard work.

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