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5 July 2012

The one man who isn’t happy to see the Higgs boson

Stephen Hawking loses $100 bet over whether the particle existed.

By Caroline Crampton

Most of the world indulged in full-on “Higgs-teria” yesterday, as Cern announced that they had found a particle that bears all the hallmarks of the Higgs boson.

However, there’s one man who won’t be quite so pleased. Professor Stephen Hawking has lost a 48-year-old bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University over whether the Higgs boson exists, and is now $100 out of pocket. Watch him explain here:

It’s his smile at the end that really does it.

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