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Higgs at last

  1. Mar 20, 2013 #1


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    It seems that the recently discovered particle is indeed Higgs, as has been suspected.
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  3. Mar 20, 2013 #2

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    Why do you say that? Because now theorists say it is?

    The paper says "if you assume a SM Higgs, and nothing else, there are no inconsistencies". The experiments have been saying that since...um...about July 4th.
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #3


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    "If you assume a SM W, and nothing else, there are no inconsistencies".
    "If you assume a SM top, and nothing else, there are no inconsistencies". Well, the forward-backward asymmetry at Tevatron.

    We have the same status for all known particles. Sure, the W-boson has more measured parameters, but that is just a quantitative difference, not a qualitative.
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