So it got me thinking about how young the youngest Nobel laureate of all time was and what are the average ages for the prizes. And wouldn't you know but the Nobel organization themselves has a handy se of tables for such things.
Here are the youngest ever:
Here are the oldest ever:
It looks like physicists are well represented among the youngest, while the geezers are from all over. But my impression of economics is basically correct, the youngest ever is 51 and it also has the oldest laureate (which I guess means that economists lead long lives):
Why you should find this interesting is beyond me but I am tired of writing about how bad the world economy is tanking....