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Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC Reply with quote

Yeah right! Actually, I found it first. It was down the back of the sofa.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18702455
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They claimed that by combining two data sets, they had attained a confidence level just at the "five-sigma" point - about a one-in-3.5 million chance that the signal they see would appear if there were no Higgs particle.

However, a full combination of the CMS data brings that number just back to 4.9 sigma - a one-in-two million chance.


Eh. I reckon someone will disprove that assumption, and Hawkings will get his 100 bucks back Razz
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