[blog post] Why we shouldn’t combine Higgs searches across experiments

28 06 2012

Right now both the ATLAS and CMS experiments are working around the clock to get results ready for the upcoming International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP). What happens when we have a big conference around the corner? We try to analyze as much of the data we have, of course! With all this pressure to get as much out of the data as possible it’s tempting to move too quickly and do what we can to get a discovery, but now is not the time to rush things.

A typical Higgs-like event at CMS (CMS experiment)

A typical Higgs-like event at CMS (CMS experiment)

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