OT: Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet to Michigan professor

Submitted by BlueBarron on July 4th, 2012 at 2:46 PM

"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."

Source:

http://news.yahoo.com/hawking-says-lost-100-bet-over-higgs-discovery-15…

 

This is from the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle, the Higgs-Boson:

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-higgs-like-bos…

Stephen Hawking lost a physics bet to a Michigan professor. Michigan Difference. Still, this is a great advancement in the discovery of our universe.

Comments

corundum

July 4th, 2012 at 3:06 PM ^

Smart bet by the professor since there is really no way he could've lost the $100, he would have just been able to claim it hadn't been discovered yet. Unless the bet was limited to one or the other's lifetime that is.