Thursday, July 05, 2012

Higgs Boson - Stephen Hawking Loses Another Bet

Remember a while back that Stephen Hawking made a $100 bet that the Higgs boson will not be found? (Read here and here) Well, after yesterday's announcement, look who has to pay up?

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.

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.
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!



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