twiki.cern.ch (ATLAS collaboration)Как на графике отрастает бозон Хиггса
"Given that the search for the Higgs took some 45 years, tens of thousands of scientists and engineers, billions of dollars, not to mention numerous divorces, huge amounts of sleep deprivation, tens of thousands of bad airline meals, etc., etc., we want to be sure as is humanly possible that this is real."
Harrison Prosper, Kirby W. Kemper Professor of Physics, Florida State University
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Generally speaking, the Higgs searches at the LHC could unfold according to one of the following three scenarios:
* Experimentalist's hell: no Higgs is found at the LHC. The experimentalists feel awkward, politicians ask difficult question, the public suggests to check for loose cables. Meanwhile, theorists spam the arXiv with countless Higgsless, invisible Higgs, unHiggs, or buried Higgs models. Since last December this scenario has become very unlikely.
* Theorist's hell: Higgs is discovered, perfectly matching the predictions of the Standard Model. The public cheers, everyone pats experimentalists on the backs, Gary Taubes writes "Nobel Dreams II". A few years later, the last particle theorist leaves his office, switches off the light, and returns the key.
* Heaven for all: Higgs is discovered, but it's different than the one predicted by the Standard Model. This is the best of all worlds, where the measured Higgs properties clearly point to the existence of other, yet unknown particles within the reach of the LHC. For the rest of the century theorists and experimentalists work hand in hand to pinpoint the true theory of fundamental interactions at the weak scale.
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ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status
13 December 2011. In a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and
CMS experiments presented the status of their searches for the
Standard Model Higgs boson. Their results are based on the
analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the
summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in
the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any
conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the
elusive Higgs. The main conclusion is that the Standard Model
Higgs boson, if it exists, is most likely to have a mass
constrained to the range 116-130 GeV by the ATLAS experiment, and
115-127 GeV by CMS. 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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