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Jorge Hirsch repudiates the h-index he invented: arxiv.org/abs/2001.09496

"I have now come to believe that it can also fail spectacularly and have severe unintended negative consequences. I can understand how the sorcerer’s apprentice must have felt."

(This is an aside; the actual article is about Hirsch's difficulty in breaching the orthodox consensus on superconductivity.)

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