Numa entrevista para a BBC, o famoso Stephen Hawking diz que tinha apostado com o professor Gordon Kane de que a partícula de Higgs não seria encontrada.
No seu estilo racional, Hawking conclui: parece que perdi 100 dólares (80 euros).
“This is an important result, and should be rewarded with a Nobel prize, but it is a pity in a way, because the great advances in physics came from experiments that gave results we didn’t expect. For this reason, I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the next particle wouldn’t be found. It seems I have just lost $100.”