7 Insanely Clever Simpsons Jokes That You Totally Missed

7. Homer Works Out The Mass Of The Higgs Boson (The Wizard Of Evergreen Terrace)

The equations on Homer€™s chalkboard features an equation put together by David Schiminovich, one of Cohen€™s high school friends who had taken the opposite path to his fellow mathlete and stayed in academia to become an astronomer at Columbia University. That€™s all very well, but they don€™t give out Emmys for astronomy, do they? Anyway, the top line on the board estimates the mass of the Higgs boson (expressed as M(H0) on the board) by combining various cornerstones of elemental physics, namely the Planck constant, the gravitational constant, and the speed of light. The actual answer, if you stick all those numbers into the equation itself, is rather higher than the actual mass found by CERN (Homer€™s equation gives us 775 giga-electron-volts rather than CERN€™s 125), but it€™s not a bad punt for a man who stores his inventing notes in a tumble dryer.
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