Full Higgs Boson Results Officially Published

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 16:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Higgs Candidate Event A proton-proton collision event in the CMS experiment produces two high-energy photons (the red towers). This is what physicists would expect to see from the decay of a Higgs boson, but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. CERNThe most important papers to come from the world's biggest physics lab Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced their Higgs boson likely-discovery on July 4, but now it's (a little) more official: The first scientific papers describing the new Higgs-like boson have been set in ink. The huge particle collider's two main experiments, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, published their findings in the journal Physics Letters B. CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela said they're the most important scientific studies to come out of the LHC so far, and they're both freely available. You can go here to read the ATLAS paper, "Observation of a new...

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