After more consideration, and a repeat of the experiments following a maintenance shutdown for the LHC, rumors are flying of more compelling evidence for the Higgs – evidence LHC scientists are trying to vet and prepare to present at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP),in Australia, July 4 to 11, according to the NYT.
"The bottom line though is now clear: There’s something there which looks like a Higgs is supposed to look," according to a post by mathematician Peter Woit, who writes the blog Not Even Wrong when not senior-lecturing in Mathematics at Columbia.
The final announcement may have to wait until the ICHEP in two weeks. However, physicists are at least as gossipy about exciting news as any other species of geek, so if news of the Higgs discovery is true, it's very likely we'll hear about it before then.
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