Long run paper trail

Gordon Watts writes an interesting story of tenure review and the productivity of a long-lasting experiment in particle physics: “200 Run 2 Papers from DZERO.” Let’s just say that the journal cuts off access to a university because a single researcher is printing papers for his tenure review! And this:

As far as DZEROs ability to mark passing time, there are 18 people that have helped this experiment and didnt live to see the 200th paper.

(via Not Even Wrong)