Physicists everywhere are, as I understand it, overjoyed that all of their theories have been proved to be correct. Which certainly puts them far ahead of any economists.Now, this is not the first time Hawking has lost a bet. He lost one a while back related to information escaping from black holes. Of course, he can afford such bets. Still, my advice to Hawking is not to make any more bets, and not to go to Vegas!
However, for one man this discovery has come with a cost.
For Stephen Hawking admitted to the BBC that he'd just lost $100 over Higgs boson's arrival.