Peter Higgs, the 2013 Nobel prize winning physicist, reveled in a recent article in The Guardian that he would not be able to get an academic job in today’s job market. He simply has not published enough. Despite the quality of his work, he was also threatened the loss of his job at the Edinburgh University because of his small list of publications. He claims:
Today I wouldn’t get an academic job. It’s as simple as that. I don’t think I would be regarded as productive enough.
It amazes me that someone who has contributed so much would be considered not good enough because he didn’t “keep churning out papers.”
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