Just finished my new article on the hints of a Higgs particle. I hope you find it useful! I have tried to explain, in largely non-technical terms,
- how experimentalists at the Large Hadron Collider are looking for the Higgs, using various methods;
- what makes methods of this type easy or difficult, with analogies;
- that the current hints of a Higgs particle rely on the more difficult techniques, making it unclear whether we should trust them;
- that more data over the coming year will bring the simpler techniques into their own, eliminating this problem over time.
I welcome your comments, questions and advice as to how to make this article more transparent to the non-technical reader!