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stephen hawking gordon kane
"But 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 Gordon Kane of Michigan University[sic] that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found. It seems I have just lost $100."
This is from the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle, the Higgs-Boson:
Stephen Hawking lost a physics bet to a Michigan professor. Michigan Difference. Still, this is a great advancement in the discovery of our universe.