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'
    Stephen Hawking, whose work on the ... against a colleague a decade ago. The bet came due Wednesday after scientists from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva claimed the discovery of what they say could be a Higgs boson, a long-theorized subatomic smidgen ...
    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
    A bet the Brit waged with another physicist about Higgs' research went buzzy Thursday morning. While Hawking told the BBC he said Higgs deserved the Nobel Prize, he had little faith in the scientist's undertaking. "I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan ...
    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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  • Stephen Hawking
    Early life. Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking. Despite their families' financial constraints, both parents attended the ...
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  • Professor Stephen Hawking Loses Higgs Boson God Particle ...
    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.
    10/18/2014 - 4:24 am | View Website
  • Stephen Hawking: I lost a $100 bet over Higgs boson ...
    Stephen Hawking: I lost a $100 bet over Higgs boson discovery. In an interview with the BBC, the famed physicist says he lost a bet over the discovery of the Higgs ...
    10/5/2014 - 9:41 am | View Website
  • '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 ...
    09/10/2014 - 3:04 pm | View Website
  • Higgs Boson could spell the end of the universe
    Higgs’ elementary particle underpins existence in our universe might become unstable, warns renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The energy potential of ...
    09/8/2014 - 6:48 pm | View Website
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