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 Betting Against The God Particle
    Last week he lost a decade-old $100 bet with University of Michigan physicist Gordy Kane. Hawking had proposed that the elusive Higgs boson, "the God particle," would never be found. "Never" is often a losing proposition in science, and this was no different.
    07/11/2012 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • 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 bet over Higgs 'God Particle'
    "It seems I have just lost $100," he said with a gesture approximating a grin, after explaining he made a bet on the matter. Earlier in the interview, Hawking said the finding was an important result and should earn Professor Peter Higgs - after whom the ...
    07/5/2012 - 6:06 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses bet over "God particle" breakthrough
    So, yep, it's a big deal. And "kind of a big deal" physicist Stephen Hawking thought the elusive mass-giving particle could never be found. A bet the Brit waged with another physicist about Higgs' research went buzzy Thursday morning. While Hawking told ...
    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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    Ms. P.H. sent this interesting article from the U.K.'s Daily Mail. It seems that Stephen Hawking has crunched some numbers and concluded that at a certain threshold ...
    04/25/2015 - 6:45 am | View Website
  • Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could ...
    Once upon a time, Stephen Hawking was so sure the Higgs Boson was a fantasy that he bet $100* against its discovery. But now the British boffin has dramatically ...
    04/25/2015 - 6:17 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    04/25/2015 - 2:56 am | View Website
  • Professor Stephen Hawking Loses Higgs Boson God ...
    His first paper was rejected by a journal, while other scientists accused him and his colleagues of failing to grasp the basic principles of physics.
    04/23/2015 - 8:38 pm | View Website
  • Demystifying the Higgs Boson with Leonard Susskind
    (July 30, 2012) Professor Susskind presents an explanation of what the Higgs mechanism is, and what it means to "give mass to particles." He also explains ...
    04/23/2015 - 6:29 pm | View Website
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