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
  • Hawking Out $100 Over Higgs Discovery
    (Newser) – The apparent discovery of the Higgs boson particle has come at a cost to Stephen Hawking: The world-renowned physicist has lost a $100 bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that it wouldn't be found. "It seems I have just lost $100 ...
    07/5/2012 - 10:09 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
  • Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet over `God particle` discovery
    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 he ...
    07/5/2012 - 12:54 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
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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 ...
    02/11/2016 - 12:38 pm | View Website
  • physicsworld.com homepage
    Physicists plan to seek Higgs force in atomic spectra. Feb 9, 2016 1 comment. Isotope shift could provide a table-top test of how the Higgs boson couples to matter
    02/10/2016 - 6:30 pm | View Website
  • Why the Higgs and Gravity are Unrelated | Of Particular ...
    One of the questions I get most often from my readers is this: Since gravity pulls on things proportional to their mass, and since the Higgs field is responsible for ...
    02/10/2016 - 3:59 pm | View Website
  • Stephen Hawking – Wikipedia tiếng Việt
    Stephen William Hawking (stee-ven haw-king; 8 tháng 1 năm 1942) là một nhà vật lý lý thuyết, vũ trụ học, tác giả viết sách khoa học thường ...
    02/10/2016 - 1:33 am | View Website
  • Technical Zone | Of Particular Significance
    Another question regarding the Higgs field. The Higgs field is all pervasive throughout the universe, but I assume we cannot detect our motion through it.
    02/7/2016 - 9:18 pm | View Website
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  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen William Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (i / ˈ s t iː v ə n ˈ h ɔː k ɪ ŋ /; born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author ...
    02/4/2016 - 10:23 am | View Website
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