This Week's Topic:

Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson, a particle so fundamental some call it 'the God particle'
Does The Higgs Violate Lepton Flavour Number? A CMS Result Tickles Wild Fantasies

Two years have passed since the discovery of the Higgs boson (on July 4th, 2012), and the young...

Higgs Boson Mass: CMS On Top!

A couple of weeks ago I reported here about the new measurement of the Higgs boson mass produced...

The New Higgs Mass From ATLAS: Still Twin Peaks

One and a half years ago ATLAS produced measurements for the Higgs boson mass using their selected...

Why I Am Rooting For Lubos

With still three months to go and 663 teams participating, the Higgs challenge has not even entered...

Nearest Neighbors: An Algorithm You Know

You are the first to arrive to a dinner party and must choose the table where to sit, relying on...

Higgs Classification Challenge Status

I reported here a few days ago about a very nice challenge issued by the ATLAS experiment: find...

Prospects For Measuring Higgs Boson Pair Production

This must be the boosted b-jets season... Just a few days ago I discussed here the nice new observation...

The Plot Of The Week - No Higgs In Top Decays

Now that we know that the Higgs boson has a mass of 125 GeV and displays all the properties that...

A Precise Bound On The Higgs Boson Width

At 125 GeV of mass, the Higgs boson is a very heavy particle; yet its natural width is predicted...

The Quote Of The Week - Higgs On Anderson's Role In The Higgs Mechanism

"During the years 1962 to 1964 a debate developed about whether the Goldstone theorem could be...

The Hunt For The Higgs

Last Tuesday I was in Mantova, a pleasant little town in northern Italy, rich of monuments and...

The Quote Of The Week - Philip Anderson, Against HEP

"We haven't the foggiest idea what drives the new high-temperature superconductors, or what makes...

The INFN President Thanks Young Researchers, Advises Them To Seek Better Fortunes Abroad

The president Fernando Ferroni sent today an open, touching message to the personnel of the National...

Before The Higgs - Text For The Trash Bin

Today I was in the mood of cleaning up some areas of my labyrintic hard drive, after having performed...

And The Physics Nobel Prize Goes To...

HIGGS AND ENGLERT!Note: this article is being updated in real time as events unfold... Updates...

Invisible Higgs Not Seen !

One year has passed since the joint discovery, by the CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron...

ATLAS Vs CMS Higgs Results: Which Experiment Has More Sensitivity ?

"Oh Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind ?"Good old Shelley inspired me to start today's...

Higgs Decays To B-Quarks From CMS

Finally the decay of Higgs bosons to b-quark pairs is emerging from LHC data, too. ...

The Higgs Lottery

The mediatic effect of the Higgs boson discovery of last July is clear to everybody. And CERN has...

Two Higgs After All ? A New Signal From CMS !

What looks like a tantalizing signal of the rare two-muon decay of the Higgs boson has been evidenced...

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