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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Latest news about Higgs Boson

( -- The two teams working (and causing headlines around the world) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider CMS and ATLAS, have both uploaded papers describing their work in searching for evidence of the particle that is believed to explain why matter sticks together, the elusive Higgs Boson, to the preprint server arXiv. In their paper, ATLAS has bumped up its sigma level of certainty from 5.0 to 5.9 while CMS has kept its level at the 4.9 to 5 range.

(Fermilab Today) -- The month of July 2012 is bound to be remembered as the crescendo of the summer of the Higgs boson. It began with the announcement of results from the Tevatron's search for the Standard Model Higgs boson, followed immediately by reports of the observation of a new particle by the LHC experiments. As the month continued, the CDF and DZero experiments released 10 publications on Higgs searches in multiple decay channels, building the pillars of the Tevatron's search for the Higgs boson in the state most difficult to pursue at the LHC, the Higgs boson decaying into two bottom quarks. Last week ended with the submission of the keystone paper in that combined effort, in which CDF and DZero announce finding evidence of a particle in the bottom quark pair search channel.
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