On Dijkstra (from HN):

> It is remarkable how much he contravened modern academic norms: no work to bring in external funding, relatively few papers, very little collaboration, almost no PhD students. It's not an exaggeration to say that a young researcher with these characteristics today would likely get fired from any high-ranked American research university before even coming up for tenure review. Perhaps our modern academic metrics of merit are missing something?

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Peter Higgs made similar comments about his own work after he got the Nobel prize for the Higgs Boson.

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