Peter Higgs: I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system | Science | The Guardian

March 1, 2014

#Quotes from #Higgs, eg “[how’d I] ever have enough peace & quiet in the present sort of climate to do what I did…”
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/17/peter-higgs-boson-god-particle-fame-nuisance

Higgs also said:

“When my wife and I got married, she thought of me being an easygoing person and I warned her I wasn’t….
I was easygoing in terms of being adaptable in my social life. But maybe I suffered a personality change in the mid-60s and became more dedicated to things involving work because it had become successful in some way.”

“After I retired it was quite a long time before I went back to my department. I thought I was well out of it. It wasn’t my way of doing things any more. 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.”

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