CERN Seminar - 4th July - 9am CET - LHC Higgs ICHEP Results
In the particle physics world, one of the big conferences of the year is ICHEP (International Conference of High Energy Physics). Inevitably, this conference is going to be dominated somewhat by the ATLAS and CMS presentations of the results of their Higgs searches using proton-proton collision from the LHC at 8 TeV. What is also of interest is if these results have been combined with the results from 2011.
This is not a completely trivial task as the systematic uncertainties between channels in a the same data taking configuration can be split into ones which are fully correlated or completely uncorrelated. However when you have different environmental settings between the datasets this is a bit more involved (and that isn’t to say that the combination is not complicated in itself!) but hopefully both experiments will present such results.
I know somewhat how the ATLAS results will look, so for me it is the CMS results which will be interesting. However, something that came out recently is that the CERN Council is clearly not keen on the people at ICHEP getting the first look at both sets of results.
Therefore there is going to be a public seminar at CERN on the 4th July at 9am CET (which is at 8am for those in the UK…and other times elsewhere ;-) ), so I will be planning to get up early for once and try and get a seat. As far as I am aware, the seminar will be broadcast online at webcast.cern.ch. If a permalink becomes available I will post that too.
I guess I’ll try to cover the seminar as a blog post, but I know there are many other CERN bloggers out there who do a better job than I.
So a short post to say keep your eyes peeled around the 4th July if you have an interest in the hunt for the Higgs!