Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blank On The Map: What is the Higgs, and why is tomorrow's announcement important?

Although the title suggests this will be a long, detailed post full of explanations of particle physics, it actually won't. This is partly because I haven't the time or inspiration to write one, but mostly because it has been done much better elsewhere. Instead I'd like to draw your attention to a few excellent background pieces so that you can be well-prepared for what promises to be a very important press conference tomorrow (indeed Peter Woit now suggests that ATLAS and CMS will each present nearly-5-sigma evidence).

Read the rest at Blank On The Map