Higgsdependence Day

Perhaps the neatest thing about today’s announcement that scientists have discovered a particle “consistent” with the Higgs boson theory, is that the man who came up with the theory is alive to hear about it.

Professor Peter Higgs realized 48 years ago that there could be a particle that confers mass.

“I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge,” Higgs said.

The second-neatest thing is we may soon say for certain why pigs are heavy…

  • Jim Shapiro

    And because the Times story appeared on July 4, the US of course has the right to claim all intellectual rights to any military advances or other monetary gains that result from the discovery, into perpetuity. Century of the Chinese my ass.