Stephen Hawking Doesn't Think the Higgs Boson Is Interesting EnoughS

Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would’ve been happier if a more “interesting” solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.

In a speech at the Science Museum in London where he was opening an exhibit all about the Hadron Collider, Hawking said of the newly famous near-mythical boson:

“Physics would be far more interesting if it had not been found... I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn’t be found. The Nobel Prize cost me $100.”

Some people are never happy, are they? [Metro]

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Stephen Hawking Doesn't Think the Higgs Boson Is Interesting Enough

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