Peter Higgs says he’s not ‘productive enough’ to survive modern academics

Theoretical physicist Peter Higgs is best known for the work that lead to the discovery of Higgs boson particle, but he believes that in today’s academic climate he would never have had the same kind of breakthrough. In fact, he says that in a modern system that puts a high value on productivity, he probably wouldn’t even find work. “Today I wouldn’t get an academic job,” he tells the Guardian. “I don’t think I would be regarded as productive enough.”

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