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Stephen Hawking: Higgs Boson Discovery Makes Science Less Interesting

November 16, 2013, 11:59 AM
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The Higgs Boson, the elementary particle that explains why other particles have mass, was discovered last year. The Nobel Prize was duly dolled out. So where does that leave us now?

"Physics would be far more interesting if it had not been found," the astrophysicist Stephen Hawking recently told an audience at the Science Museum in London. 

How so?

For one thing, had the decade-long search for evidence of the Higgs proved to be inconclusive, scientists would have had to reexamine ideas about particles that would have launched inquires into other interesting areas, Hawking said. The scientist said he hopes that more research will be done in areas such as supersymmetry. 

"I think the discovery of supersymmetric partners for the known particles would revolutionize our understanding of the universe," Hawking said.

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