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: CERN Discovery Will Win Higgs Nobel Prize, Lost Me $100
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  • 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 ...
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  • Scientists find elusive 'God particle', Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet
    RENOWNED British physicist Stephen Hawking says the Nobel Prize should be given to Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the elusive "God particle", which scientists ... had actually cost him $100 in a bet. In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday ...
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  • One More Thing: Stephen Hawking loses cash over Higgs Boson bet
    Pick a particle that's new – He may be a genius but Stephen Hawking needs to lay off the gambling for a while, because the existence of the Higgs boson particle has cost him a cool $100. This was the amount he bet physicist Gordon Kane that the Higgs ...
    07/5/2012 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 'God particle' bet
    "I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found. It seems I have just lost 100 dollars," Britain's Telegraph newspaper quoted Hawking as saying. The 70-year-old theoretical physicist and author did say he was ...
    07/5/2012 - 1:57 am | View Link
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