Higgs boson observed…

As a physicist, it is difficult not to get excited. CERN has issued a Press Release in which it states that both experiments (ATLAS and CMS) has observed a signal consistent with a new boson in the 126 GeV mass range – right where the Higgs boson is expected. The strength of the signal is at the 5 sigma level (only 1 chance out of 1 744 278 to be consistent with only random fluctuation), which is considered a true positive for particle discovery 😉

Posted on July 4, 2012, in General stuff and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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