The rumour mill is once again turning its rusty wheels, and there are suggestions that an interesting result will be revealed at Hadron Collider Physics conference in Paris next week. More on that in a minute.
You may think that things have been quietly lately but there have been a lot of workshops going. They have not been reported much but of course us bloggers have been trawling the slides for anything new and exciting. In case you want to search for anything we might have missed here is a convenient list of links:
One thing that turned up was an update to the Higgs -> WW analysis for ATLAS upgrading it from 1.7/fb to 2/fb, The effect is not terribly exciting, nothing has changed.
So now we are waiting for the HCP conference but not much is expected, or is it? The full schedule of talks can be found here. If this is to believed even the new update for H -> WW will not be shown. The only thing certainly new is the ATLAS+CMS combination of data shown at Lepton Photon nearly three months ago.
But then an organizer speaks of a last-minute talk being added and a comment over at NEW says “…or maybe something else violates CP at 3.5 sigma level.” So do we have a new rumour about – perhaps – a result from LHCb, or is someone just hyping the conference?
Apart from that the next big question is when will the next wave of Higgs results be revealed? They must have done more analysis at 2/fb, yet we have not had anything beyond 1/fb for the crucial diphoton search from ATLAS. I am sure they must have also looked at plots using 3/fb to 4/fb but nothing has been said, except a few vague rumours that I don’t find convincing.
Now they will be preparing the 5/fb plots that should be ready for approval in December. We may see them soon after but if the results are really so inconclusive we may have to wait for the 5/fb ATLAS+CMS combination. That means there may be nothing ready to show until Moriond in March, unless…
Rumour Update 24-Nov-2011: The rumour apparently concerns a measurement of ΔACP at 600/pb and will be shown in the last talk today at HCP11. This quantity is the difference between decays of a charmed D meson into Kaons or pions. It is not yet clear if the rumoured 3.5 sigma result is merely a signal of CP violation or a deviation from the standard model.
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