The Boson Bet
showing that the boson had been observed.
Instead of complying with our suggestion, Kane submitted the following interview with herself. It appears here verbatim.
Q: What is it like living with a physicist who makes bets with Stephen Hawking?
A: There are actually three questions in there: What is it like living with a physicist? What is it like living with a person who bets? What is it like to bet with Stephen Hawking? I'll answer them one at a time.
First, you know all those jokes about physicists? Well, they are mostly right, at least, in the case of theoretical physicists. They do physics in their heads even when they are pretending to be discussing buying a new couch.
Second, most theorists are gamblers. They are fiercely gambling their time and their reputation on the validity of whatever they are conjecturing is true of the universe. Gordy and Stephen take things further. They love bets, which is how this thing came about.