ATLAS and CMS publish results of 10 years of Higgs studies
"Today, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at CERN’s LHC publish on Nature the most up-to-date results of the comprehensive and precise studies of the Higgs boson properties they have conducted for a decade."
Today, exactly ten years after announcing the discovery of the Higgs boson, the international ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) report the results of their most comprehensive studies yet of the properties of this unique particle.
The independent studies, described in two papers published today in Nature, show that the particle’s properties are remarkably consistent with those of the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. The studies also show that the particle is increasingly becoming a powerful means to search for new, unknown phenomena that – if found – could help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries of physics, such as the nature of the mysterious dark matter present in the universe.
To explore the full potential of the LHC data for the study of the Higgs boson, including its interactions with other particles, ATLAS and CMS combine numerous complementary processes in which the Higgs boson is produced and “decays” into other particles.The collaborations have used the largest samples of proton–proton collision data recorded so far by the experiments to study the unique particle in unprecedented detail.