Saturday, February 6, 2010

Probably No Higgs Discovery Before 2013.

I said earlier on this blog it will take years before the LHC can actually discover big things.  To echo my claims I point you to a much more knowledgeable person on this subject Tommaso Dorigo.

After a very enlighting post he concludes like this:
The LHC experiments will be unable, in my opinion, to make up in two years of data taking, and with the 3.5 times larger energy, for the 8-year advantage in running time of the Tevatron. The Higgs boson will be unlikely to be discovered before 2013, and it will probably be a sole LHC business; however, until then the Tevatron will retain the better results as far as the mass exclusion range is concerned.
I've said it before and I will say it again: new discoveries from the LHC realistically are years away.

But at least there are lots of other experiments to be excited about in the meantime.  We'll keep our readers up to date with this information s well.


  1. It's not just a time issue, it's a methodolgy issue. It will take the ILC to get meaningful interpretations of the LHC data, which means another future multi-billion collider that, to-date, no one wants to finance.

  2. Hank, good point. I've seen people give talks here at Irvine arguing over how well we understand the Tevetron data so I am sure without the ILC understanding the LHC data will be a pain.

    Furthermore, I too am worried about the ILC's funding.


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