I mean, he has already cashed in on a bet with Stewen Hawkings.
And the traces from the big collider at CERN is said to reveal “one of the most important science discoveries ever. “
But its almost certain that Higgs will not be awarder the prize in physics, at least not in 2012.
The reason, it’s to early and to complicated. The Nobel process takes time, a lot of time.
On the other hand, timing is everything. Its like when Bolt runs 100 meter, either your cross the line first or nobody note who you are. Publish first or perish
And Peter Higgs was, it seems, not the first to suggest the existence of the famous particle. It was François Englert, just a few weeks earlier!
But, equally important, Peter Higgs was not the one who finally found this allusive part of the material.
In fact, the successful work was done of many collaborators at LHC, at CERN and the testimony after Alfred Nobel states that only three persons can be awarder.
Or, at least when it comes to the science prizes. The Peace prize has several times been given to organisations. But then again, the Norwegian committee has bended so many rules that the Peace Prize sometimes remind of a Norwegian Lottery.
So, considering that Swedes generally is very thorough sort and who tend to climb only with safety net, and a lifeline, I would be very surprised if the permanent secretary of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Staffan Normark on Tuesday declares that Peter Higgs will among the Laureates.
But, this time I really hope I’m totally wrong!