Category Archives: Experimental HEP News

European Strategy Group Meeting

CERN has a new version of the European Strategy Group (last convened in 2005/6), tasked with updating medium to long-term plans for future accelerators and particle physics in general. This week they’re running an Open Symposium (live webcast here), with … Continue reading

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LHC News

The LHC is operating well, hitting record peak luminosities, with integrated luminosity for the year over 11 fb-1. By the end of the year there may be 25 fb-1 per experiment or so. Current plan seems to be to update … Continue reading

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LEP3

For many years now discussion in the HEP community of what might be the appropriate next machine to try and finance and build after the LHC has centered around the idea of a linear electron-positron collider. The logic has been … Continue reading

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Two New Experimental Results

Today brings news of two new experimental results, both consistent with the Standard Model: At the Higgs Hunting 2012 conference starting today, ATLAS reports results from the WW decay channel for the Higgs. At the July 4 joint announcement, CMS … Continue reading

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Implications of LHC Results

The past few days at CERN there has been a workshop on Implications of LHC results for TeV-scale physics. This is the third in a series of these workshops, which have a goal of evaluating the implications of LHC results … Continue reading

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Higgs, Higgs, Higgs

I’m trying to get over my Higgs obsession, and move on to other topics, but one last posting about this for now… The first thing to say is that this is the biggest thing to happen in fundamental physics in … Continue reading

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Happy Higgs Day

I hear reports that mobs of possibly violent physics live-bloggers have massed outside the CERN auditorium where the Higgs results will be discussed tomorrow morning. I’m going to sleep through this, then wake up late tomorrow (it’s a vacation day … Continue reading

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CERN: We Have Observed a New Particle

A commenter here reports that a CERN video announcing that “We have observed a new particle” was released early, and is available here. Note that the language used refers to “observation” NOT “discovery”, indicating that CERN has decided on a … Continue reading

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Proof Evidence of “God Particle” Found

Besides the Daily Mail, the AP is now reporting Proof of “God Particle” Found. They include the caveat: But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, aren’t quite … Continue reading

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Higgs Update

The Higgs discovery announcement will be at 9am next Wednesday. This is close enough that I can’t reasonably be accused of “subverting the scientific process” and ruining the LHC Higgs analyses by reporting the results here. Unfortunately, no source has … Continue reading

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