The Search for the Higgs at ATLAS
|Date/Time:||Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||A401, Zaffarano Hall|
|Channel:||High Energy Physics|
With the LHC increasing collision energies to sqrt(s) = 8 TeV and delivering luminosity more rapidly than ever, searches for scalar bosons have reached the sensitivities required to detect the Standard Model Higgs across a broad range of possible masses. On July 4 both ATLAS and CMS reported the observation of a Higgs-like particle near 125 GeV. I'll review these signals of Higgs decays to diphotons and four leptons, present new results from ATLAS searches for Higgs decay in other channels, and discuss what is being done to further characterize the new particle.