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Update on the Search for the Higgs Boson at CERN

Simulated Higgs Event in ATLAS
Simulated Higgs Event in ATLAS

Geneva, 7 December 2011

A seminar will be held at CERN on 13 December at which the ATLAS and CMS experiments will present the status of their searches for the standard model Higgs boson.  These results will be 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 Higgs.

The seminar at CERN begins at 14:00CET (8:00 EST). We will attempt to make it available by video link in MP912 for early-birds. At 13:00 EST members of the ATLAS group in Toronto will give a seminar summarising the results and putting what has and hasn’t been seen, in context. We plan to reserve plenty of time for questions and answers. This seminar will be aimed at general members of the physics department. It is our intention to keep it at the level of our weekly physics colloquia.

Slides from the two presentations can be found here and here .