Tantalising hints of the Higgs boson

13 December 2011

At a seminar held today, Tuesday 13 December, at CERN, researchers working on the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented the current status of their search for the Standard Model Higgs boson.

Tantalising hints of the Higgs boson

While not making any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the elusive Higgs, the researchers say that, if it exists, data currently suggests that the Higgs is most likely to have a mass constrained to 115-130 GeV.

Tantalising hints have been seen by both experiments in this mass region, but these are not yet strong enough to claim a discovery.

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