Category Archives: Experimental HEP News

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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Higgs Discovery Announcement July 4

I learned via Physics World that CERN will hold a press conference on Wednesday July 4 to give an “Update on the search for the Higgs Boson”. More information has just appeared (including a press release here), showing that there … Continue reading

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The Higgs Discovery

Just got out of 8 days in the Grand Canyon which was spectacular, Reliable rumors couldn’t wait, and they indicate that the experiments are seeing much the same thing as last year in this year’s new data: strong hints of … Continue reading

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High Drama

It’s exactly a month until new LHC Higgs results are to be unveiled at ICHEP. The machine has been running well, and right about now should be the cut-off time after which new data will arrive too late for analysis … Continue reading

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