higgs boson scientist and academia

The guy who discovered the Higgs boson “doubts a similar breakthrough could be achieved in today’s academic culture.” He seems to believe academia has devolved into a place where one’s “productivity” is judged based on exclusively on frequent publications.

He also turned down knighthood, and laments the term “God particle.”

In related news, an argument that most people really don’t like it when people are creative, preferring conformity instead.

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