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 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 ...
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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 - 1:18 am | View Link
  • Stephen Hawking loses bet on ‘God particle’
    Hawking said: “This is an important result that should earn Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize. “It is a pity in a way, because the great advances in physics have come from experiments that gave results we didn’t expect. “For this reason I had a bet with ...
    07/5/2012 - 2:07 pm | 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 - 7:01 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 - 5:08 am | View Link
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