# Higgs Boson News to be announced Dec 13th

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Pincho Paxton, Dec 12, 2011.

1. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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I wanted to make a thread ready for the upcoming news of the Higgs Boson. A sort of countdown thread. I am very interested in this subject, so this is here ready for as many links as the members can post.

Countdown... 24 hours...

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5. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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I'm watching it live on a twitter type blog. From what I can gather ATLAS has found nothing, but a promising development at 126 GEV. Which is interesting, I like the way 126 divides.

7. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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Bottom line from ATLAS: hint of #Higgs at 126 GeV with 2.3 sigma significance Not enough to claim discovery, more in 2012

8. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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CMS now talking about their data.

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10. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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No high mass Higgs found.

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12. ### prometheusviva voce!Moderator

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How do you like the way $2.25 \times 10^{-25}$kg divides?

13. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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Well that doesn't involve my theory.

14. ### prometheusviva voce!Moderator

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It is 126 GeV in kg. The point here is that the numerical value of a dimensionful quantity can be rescaled at will, so numerology is pointless.

15. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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Don't they use an electron as a base scale?

16. ### prometheusviva voce!Moderator

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There's nothing special about the electronvolt (and in many ways it's quite a contrived unit). If I so decided I could do all my calculations in Jupiters and the answer would be just as right.

17. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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Nothing found at CMS.

18. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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So fitting 12 electron pulses into 126 GEV is pointless then? Too bad, that would have been neat.

19. ### prometheusviva voce!Moderator

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Could you elaborate on what you mean by this please?

20. ### Pincho PaxtonBannedBanned

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I'm working on the kissing problem in particles, and my mass is divided into 12's (Newton's Kissing Problem). So to find a result that divides nicely by 12 I figured was good, but maybe it doesn't matter. However I don't use GEV, I just use a simulator, so I don't know much about GEV.

21. ### prometheusviva voce!Moderator

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1) 126 isn't exactly divisible by 12
2) Why would the mass being divisible by 12 have anything to do with the kissing problem, which is to do with spherical close packing in n dimensions.

22. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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Are we discussing this collision by collision?

23. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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How common are these Higgs Bosons thought to be.
Is there one for every other particle? Or do they float around at random?
How many would be in a cubic inch?