bq. At the University of Illinois, his first faculty position, he entered into a bet with a colleague who seemed perpetually anxious about publishing and obtaining tenure, that he, Bill, would not publish a single paper until after receiving tenure. So Bill did his work, and wrote his papers, but did not submit them for publication. The evidence is in his vita — 10 papers appeared in 1961, the year after he was tenured.
Another remarkable fact, from this Yale Bulletin story:
bq. His research has received 40 uninterrupted years of funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.