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 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 named for Peter Higgs, a British physicist who four decades ago predicted ...
    07/5/2012 - 3:46 pm | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet over `God particle` discovery
    London: Stephen Hawking has said that Peter Higgs deserved a Nobel Prize for the groundbreaking discovery of the “God particle”, but admitted that the findings have come at a cost for him. The 70-year-old theoretical physicist lost a 100-dollar bet as ...
    07/5/2012 - 9:37 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 '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 - 2:06 am | View Link
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  • Peter Higgs
    Peter Ware Higgs CH FRS FRSE (born 29 May 1929) is a British theoretical physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, [3] [4] and Nobel Prize ...
    11/25/2015 - 7:01 am | View Website
  • The Science Of Conundrums
    Higgs? Blasts Into 4 Muons So it's premature to talk of any Higgs discovery. Maybe we have signals from one of a group of Higgs particles, but not from the Standard ...
    11/25/2015 - 2:50 am | View Website
  • Higgs boson found, now what? (Inside Story
    A very good & professional follow-up story by AlJazeera about the Higgs Boson that includes an argument about black holes and the future of the LHC (Large ...
    11/25/2015 - 1:53 am | View Website
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