Hot Streaks in Artistic, Cultural, and Scientific Careers

July 16, 2018

Our Assistant Professor Roberta Sinatra and collaborators’ article has been published in Nature.

Success comes in bursts or ’hot streaks’ during a career, and few can have more than one such streak. It seems that if you haven’t had a hot streak by the middle of your career, you have missed your chance. However, a study of the oeuvres of tens of thousands of film-makers, artists and scientists by Lu Liu, Yang Wang, Roberta Sinatra, C. Lee Giles, Chaoming Song & Dashun Wang suggest that all hope is not lost: there is no typical career point for a hot streak. Find out more: