The so-called Standard Model Higgs boson could take years to identify.

Higgs: Fresh data released at a conference in Kyoto today - Comment on 2012 November 14

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Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider have found no evidence that the new particle discovered earlier this year is anything but the simplest - and most boring - variety of Higgs boson. Read more:

Here some excerpts from an article I read today:

 

Higgs particle is a bog Standard Model boson, say scientists

Fresh data from the LHC suggest the Higgs boson is unlikely to pave the way to a profound new understanding of nature

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider have found no evidence that the new particle discovered earlier this year is anything but the simplest - and most boring - variety of Higgs boson.

Staff at Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, celebrated in July after they found what looked like the elusive boson amid the debris of scores of high-energy collisions inside the huge machine.

At the time, preliminary results from the two main experiments, Atlas and CMS, hinted that the particle might be something more exciting than the singular beast originally described in equations nearly 50 years ago. A more exotic Higgs could pave the way to a profound new understanding of nature.

But fresh data released by both teams at a conference in Kyoto today show that - so far at least - there is nothing peculiar about the particle's behaviour. The results do not completely rule out a more exotic Higgs particle, though. Some versions would look so much like the so-called Standard Model Higgs boson they could take years to identify.

"The particle is still there, and it's certainly staying consistent with the Standard Model," said Joe Incandela, head of the CMS detector team.

 

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2012 Nov 05 Higgs: How "science" is made

The first impression I had about this report was that it is a covering up of the real issue, the real issue being the expectation of a confirmation that the so-called Higgs is the real thing and not something else.

The strategy probably amounts to delaying a confirmation as long as possible, and that apparently because it is clear since a long time that such confirmation will fail to materialize.

Mr Heuer spoke of years, and that apparently so that the euphoria remains preserved, that the Higgs makes the impression on the minds of scientists as having been discovered, and above all the flow of money does not stop.

But I do not mind to be surprised by the opposite.

 

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