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 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 - 5:08 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 - 4:52 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses Higgs boson particle bet
    Physicist Steven Hawking admits he has lost a bet that the Higgs boson particle would not be found. Hawking says the bet was made with Gordon Kane of Michigan University. 'It seems I have just lost $100', said Hawking with a big smile on his face, after ...
    07/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet as 'God particle' discovered
    While still hedging their bets ever so slightly, on Wednesday physicists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that they had found a new sub-atomic particle "consistent" with the elusive Higgs boson or "God" particle which is ...
    07/4/2012 - 10:12 am | View Link
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  • Stephen Hawking and the Israel Boycott
    There's an old joke about the definition of chutzpa. A boy murders his parents and pleas to the judge: "Have pity on me – I’m an orphan!" Sadly, that comic story ...
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  • "Unlearning the Problem"
    Stephen Hawking and myself have predicted that the Higgs boson particle, the so-called god particle, will never be found. Following announcements that the ...
    07/29/2014 - 7:19 am | View Website
  • What did Hawking discover? | Calder's Updates
    Updating Einstein's Universe and Magic Universe What did Stephen Hawking discover? We're so used to it, we're not surprised to see an elderly gentleman ...
    07/28/2014 - 7:45 pm | View Website
  • Peter Higgs
    Peter Ware Higgs CH FRS FRSE (born 29 May 1929) is a British theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate and emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh. He is ...
    07/28/2014 - 5:15 pm | 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 ...
    07/28/2014 - 2:56 am | View Website
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