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50 years of Germany's 'numerus clausus' and the geniuses who failed to make the grade

In 1968, German universities introduced a numerus clausus – you needed the best grades to study popular subjects like medicine and law. If it had been any earlier, though, these renowned scientists wouldn't have made it.