Homer Simpson seems to have discovered the equation to calculate the weight of the elusive God Particle, Higgs Boson as back as a decade
Many of the episodes of the cult show “The Simpsons” are laced with mathematics. It is said the many people involved in the making of this show are mathematicians
In one such episode called “The Wizard of Terrace” in 1998, Homer Simpson turns into a mathematician and is shown pondering over a equation in front of the blackboard.
The equation is written as shown in the picture below.
If you put the values of all the constants in the equation, you come up with the mass as 13.8169×10-25 kilograms.
The latest value as reported in the respected magazine is of the order of 10-25 kilograms which is remarkably close to the value derived from the formula.
So is it a coincidence or something else? The observation was made by science author and presenter Simon Singh in his forthcoming book.