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The Higgs boson has once again been confirmed with new data, and the scientists are disappointed!
Alas, most of the Higgs results being presented this week at the Hadron Collider Physics symposium in Kyoto, Japan, have been well within our standard understanding. Physicists at ATLAS and CMS, the two largest particle detectors at the LHC, have about double the amount of data they did in July; this new data hasn’t dramatically changed the tentative conclusion that the LHC is seeing a plain-old Standard Model Higgs.
In other words, the theories are proving to be just about exactly right. No big surprises, which means no new mysteries to solve.