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Did Homer Simpson discover the HIGGS BOSON?

Maths in 1998 episode predicts particle's mass 14 years before CERN

Author and physicist Dr Simon Singh found a formula for the mass of the Higgs boson written on a blackboard during an episode of The Simpsons

In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Homer Simpson becomes an inventor

Dr Singh says The Simpsons contains more maths than any other TV show

He says it is amazing that Homer appears to have predicted the mass of the Higgs boson long before the Large Hadron Collider gave us proof it existed

Jokes about calculus, pi and Fermat's last theorem appear in the cartoon

Many of the script writers for the cartoon are known to be mathematicians

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Could be a bit of retrocausality at play here:


Interesting article !


I bet he will drink to that :)