D'oh! Homer Simpson beat scientists in race to find Higgs boson mass

March 5, 2015 10:05 PM

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Does Homer Simpson deserve a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics? Did the European Organization for Nuclear Research and its scientific partners waste $10 billion constructing the Large Hadron Collider?

In short, could particle physicists have saved themselves a lot of trouble and simply watched a 1998 episode of “The Simpsons” to figure out the mass of the Higgs boson?

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