The Lingering Hope for Higgs Boson in 2011

Higgs Hunting 2011 (by Philip E. Gibbs): Abstract: The Europhysics HEP conference (EPS) starts in earnest on July 22, 2011 with a good chance that some very strong results on Higgs searches will be revealed. There is likely to be either a plausible signal or an extensive exclusion, and maybe both.

New Higgs Combos from ATLAS and CMS (by Philip E. Gibbs): Abstract: As we wait for the Lepton-Photon conference to begin, ATLAS have released some new Higgs combination plots in a conference note. These have added 2.3/fb in the H->ZZ->4l channel and 1.7/fb in the H->WW->llνν channels.

Higgs Excluded from 130 GeV to 480 GeV (by Philip E. Gibbs): Abstract: There are a few interesting workshops and conferences on today that are presenting results from LHC and Tevatron. In particular the “Implications of LHC results for TeV-scale physics” meeting at CERN all this week is the most likely place to look for new results.