He doubts a similar breakthrough could be achieved in today's academic culture, because of the expectations on academics to collaborate and keep churning out papers. He said: "It's difficult to imagine how I would ever have enough peace and quiet in the present sort of climate to do what I did in 1964."
December 7, 2013
"Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system..."
"... because he would not be considered 'productive' enough."