Stephen Hawking Loses $100 on the Higgs Boson Discovery

With the Higgs Boson discovery this week, there were a lot of winners in the physics community, and only one loser — Stephen Hawking’s bank account. It’s a loss the physicist (and author of bestselling books) can presumably afford to take. A good week, all in all.

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  • William says:

    I can’t even pretend to be anything but elated. And I am happy to see I am not alone.

    I always love to see over-blown, over-hyped & overly self-important gasbags get taken down a notch.

    Yes, the money is a very small matter for Dr. Hawking, but the blow to his gigantic ego is priceless.

  • Yash Sharma says:

    Why are people do elated abt this disvoery.. the wars r still on, people still dying of poverty, env is being destroyed at ever faster pace!!

    Solve the real probelms n i will only then worship so called geniuses.

  • pinchecookie says:

    Yash Sharma: the problems you pose cannot be the workframe of phisycs, one cannot expect a doctor to fix a car or a mechanic to fix a patient. No one asks you to worship anybody, content is available, if you are not interested in physics you can choose to focus on other subjects.

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