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
  • Hawking loses bet over Higgs discovery
    Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking says the Nobel Prize should be given to Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle. What is the Higgs boson and why are scientists looking for it? Former Cambridge University professor ...
    07/5/2012 - 1:53 am | View Link
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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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  • 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 ...
    09/9/2014 - 6:58 am | View Website
  • Hawking’s warning: God Particle will destroy Earth
    Hawking’s warning about ‘God Particle’ destroying earth will come true if it becomes unstable after undergoing experiments at high energy.
    09/8/2014 - 7:52 pm | View Website
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