Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Higgs particle and Hawking's sense of humour

Today's big news has been the potential discovery of the Higgs Boson, a.k.a. the "God Particle". This is the main target of research at the $10 million CERN research facility in Switzerland. The discovery of this particle means the last missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics is found and everything in the cosmos can likely be explained. Speaking of this momentous occasion in our history, renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking, displays an amazing sense of humour after having lost $100 in a bet that this particle could not be found. Check it out here via BBC News:

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