For over an year I have otherwise been pretty active on MathOverflow but for this question I would like to remain anonymous.
I would be starting my grad school in Fall 2011 in the US while in the 25th year of my life. I will be joining a grad school which is ranked by most lists within their top 10.
I have been working and hope to continue to work in areas in theoretical physics which have a strong interface with mathematics, especially geometry.
I understand that most people start their PhD at the age of 22 (or even below!).
I would like to know how does it affect my career, now that I will be getting my PhD around the age of 30. I am very worried and extremely depressed that this is possibly too late to start a PhD. I guess most scientists become faculty by the age of 30 when I would be getting my PhD!
I would be happy to get any feedback/advice about starting PhD so late in life.
- Also can one get a PhD in theoretical physics/mathematics in less than 5 years?
- I have made this question community wiki.