Monday, July 25, 2011

Supersymmetry Prediction Confirmed

And it was apparently worth a case of 18-year old scotch.

John Baez reports:

Earlier this spring I won a case of scotch from the particle physicist Dave Ring, on an old bet about whether the LHC would see “strong evidence for supersymmetry” after one year of operation.

A true gentleman, he sent me an email saying “I believe I owe you a case of scotch. I knew they’d go over schedule at the LHC, but not by this much!” And he even got me 18-year-old Laphroaig.