Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Higgs at last

  1. Mar 20, 2013 #1

    Demystifier

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.1812

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

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2017 Award

    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

    mfb

    User Avatar
    2017 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    "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.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook