I hope someone can help me find a blog post or webpage that I've seen before but can't find: it's someone describing a power law of scientists. There's a top level who have drastically more output than the level below, who are drastically more productive than the level below that. There's only a few at the top level, and a few hundred at level 2, and a few thousand at level 3. I think he mentions one scientist being level 0.5 - notably more productive than almost anyone else. It was on a relatively unstyled website, maybe Scott Aaronson's.

Anyone familiar with that?

and a blogpost on hiring those "star players", and the outlooks for the rest...

STEM: Still No Shortage On a myth that just won’t die


5satt3yLandau's List [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Landau#Landau.27s_List].

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