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Title: Closing In On The Higgs Boson... Can It Escape?    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 04/02/2012
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Brig Williams
Affiliation: Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
Contact Person: Sarah Wittmer   (510) 642-3034

The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider are getting close to either observing the long-sought Higgs boson or excluding it’s existence, at least for the simplest model. Some think that hints of its existence have already been observed. I will present, in the context of the ATLAS experiment, the status of our search, how likely it is that we could have a discovery in 2012, and, if not, how the Higgs boson, if indeed it exists, might have “escaped” observation.