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Matt Strassler has the best summary so far of the results from the CERN press conference today. Anyone who tuned out for a bit and missed what channel what experiment was measuring should check it out.
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the seminar is starting in 14 minutes
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lisa randall's interview by the nyt
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+Nature.com blogs tweets: We've TOTALLY Higgs-ified our homepage http://t.co/glsO5Bk3 (Check carousel at the top) Enjoy!
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Here's a cool video explainer of the Higgs Boson from Fermilab.

A nod to +Alan Boyle for bringing it to my attention.
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some of the ARTICLES that i RTed that might be worth your while:
Higgs-mania Day http://t.co/xMSwGNGc by +Peter Coles
Evolution or revolution? http://t.co/AodoayER by j d gillies
Fermilab hot on trail of Higgs with LHC, Tevatron http://t.co/kw0k1eqG by tona kunz
from PhysicsNews http://t.co/ujqmReXp
+Sean Carroll http://bit.ly/vGCD5P
and some rapid post-game analysis of the higgs on quantum diaries http://t.co/kZl9IaJL

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updated with latest results! CMS's Don Lincoln explains how to search for the higgs http://youtu.be/ktEpSvzPROc
post seminar analysis by uslhc bloggers youtu.be/qsJiYwOUmNs?a

PHOTOS (from the seminar) http://t.co/5NGMKwa9

the actual RESULTS
1. cms's full multilingual statement http://t.co/WXMc4pf6, displays, http://t.co/0JB3rvOF animated ones http://t.co/tVSy4jij
2. atlas's includes plots, event displays, animations, etc http://t.co/3rePVuwL

i reckon the webcast will be available later but in the meantime
if you want a minute by minue SUMMARY http://t.co/BF01Q5l5
the most basic one http://t.co/0ouTFQOe
and finally, the SLIDES, now up http://bit.ly/uDRPgm

& now off to crash
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The official press release today from CERN on the results covered in the seminar. In conclusion, the window for the Higgs mass gets smaller and smaller, but it's still alive.

The results are based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the elusive Higgs. The main conclusion is that the Standard Model Higgs boson, if it exists, is most likely to have a mass constrained to the range 116-130 GeV by the ATLAS experiment, and 115-127 GeV by CMS. Tantalising hints have been seen by both experiments in this mass region, but these are not yet strong enough to claim a discovery.

All of this has been very well handled by CERN. Well done, guys.
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So the global conclusion from the CERN press conference, at the CMS, a 1.9 sigma excess at 124GeV and from ATLAS, a 2.3 sigma excess at 126GeV. No joint confidence measurement just yet.

This is great, because this is where we'd hope the LHC data analysis to be at this point, but it's also not something to get all that excited over. The LHC is still working as hoped, which is exciting, but there is not enough data yet to say we have seen evidence of a Standard Model single (or other) Higgs boson. At the end of next year, hopefully that statement will be different, because there should be enough data to exclude or, gasp, confirm, the data range in question here for a possible Higgs. Right now though, this is really just another "The LHC is Still Working" news day, not a "The Higgs Boson Has Been Found!" news day.

Check out +Sean Carroll's post on statstical error (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2011/11/24/thanksgiving-6/) to see a little more why results under 3 sigma really aren't results (and honestly, results under 5 sigma shouldn't be enough to jump up and down over).
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and for the liveblog, there's also quantum diaries of course
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pauline gagnon: getting closer to finding out if the higgs exists
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Ian O'Neill originally shared:
 
It's been a long wait... so I reminisced over a 2008 article I wrote about ol' Higgsy...
Billions of Euros have been ploughed into the construction of the largest experiment known in the history of mankind. The Large Hadron Collider (officially
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