Hawking Loses $100 Bet On Higgs Discovery

The apparent discovery of a particle that may explain how the universe is built has left one world-famous physicist reaching for his wallet.

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  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet on Higgs boson-like 'God particle'
    The apparent discovery of a particle that may explain how the universe is built has left one world-famous physicist reaching for his wallet. Stephen Hawking, whose work on the laws that govern the universe has earned him a fellowship in the Royal Society ...
    07/5/2012 - 3:46 pm | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 'God particle' bet
    World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking ... he bet wrong on Wednesday, when scientists in Geneva announced they had almost certainly hunted down the elusive subatomic particle. "I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle ...
    07/5/2012 - 6:57 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet over Higgs 'God Particle'
    The discovery of the a Higgs-like particle may be a major gain for the science community, but it may have cost famed scientist Stephen Hawking some pocket money. Hawking admitted in an interview with the British Broadcasting Co. that the discovery, which ...
    07/5/2012 - 6:06 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses bet over "God particle" breakthrough
    But it seems the controversial British physicist really did put some money (note "some" -- money is still money) on the line over the "God particle ... could never be found. A bet the Brit waged with another physicist about Higgs' research went buzzy ...
    07/5/2012 - 5:34 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking Loses $100 Bet Over Higgs Boson Discovery [Video]
    The discovery of the higgs boson is a huge step forward to understanding the origins of the universe, but for Stephen Hawking, it means that he’s out $100. The famous theoretical physicist made a $100 bet with Gordon Kane that the higgs boson would never ...
    07/5/2012 - 5:07 am | View Link
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  • Higgs the mass killer: in defense of Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking was brought to deep financial troubles when he lost $100 against TRF guest blogger Gordon Kane after the two men have agreed on a bet that ...
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    A scientific wager is a wager whose outcome is settled by scientific method. They typically consist of an offer to pay a certain sum of money on the scientific proof ...
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  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for ...
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  • 'God particle' could destroy universe, says Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle in ...
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