The Elusive Higgs

The two CERN collaborations, ATLAS and CMS, are trying to independently find the Higgs and confirm each other’s results. Each ¬†excludes a standard-model Higgs above 135GeV at above 95% confidence (to about 450 GeV if I recall) and ATLAS finds an excess around 126 GeV consistent with a Higgs at this mass. CMS finds a very slight excess, slightly displaced from (around 124 GeV) though roughly consistent with the ATLAS result. It’s not a detection yet (ATLAS would need more statistical significance on their excess), but it’s tantalizing.¬†They’ll continue running and analyzing data next year, and hopefully we’ll know for sure!

Here are some tweets/retweets from the live cast in chronological order:

https://twitter.com/#!/pixieza/status/146557677034684418

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146576936154570752

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146577288195088384

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146579901825298432

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146580173641355264

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146582013527330816

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146583032130842627

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146583773155299330

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146584471242674176

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146585033849831424

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146585386926350336

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146586814130556928

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146587547055833088

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146587827365359616

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146589088508690432

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146590133657935874

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146590619714859008

https://twitter.com/#!/CMSexperiment/status/146589749526806528

https://twitter.com/#!/pioutreach/status/146589256922570752

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146591430855499776

https://twitter.com/#!/ladyisilien/status/146587907015192576

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146592103609282560

https://twitter.com/#!/FQXi/status/146590982165643264

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146593368644923392

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146593720899346433

https://twitter.com/#!/lirarandall/status/146593756500590592

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146594517888417792

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146594973515657217

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146595642402275329

https://twitter.com/#!/sc_k/status/146596067406917634

https://twitter.com/#!/CMSexperiment/status/146595470091886592

https://twitter.com/#!/aaronsw/status/146589926161530880

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146598299489673216

https://twitter.com/#!/chrisenorth/status/146593351242743809

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146602331897741312

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146602331897741312

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146602646143377408

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146602901404524545

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146603195005808641

https://twitter.com/#!/corbett_inc/status/146604450348404736

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