Today I’m attending the start of a several day workshop at the CERN laboratory (host of the Large Hadron Collider [LHC]). This is bringing LHC experimentalists and theoretical particle physicists together to hear about and discuss not only results from the (successful) search for the Higgs particle but also from many other searches (so far unsuccessful, but still important and instructive for our understanding of nature) for other new particles and/or forces, as well as relatively high-precision tests of the Standard Model itself. This should help those of us who were distracted for the past week by the discovery of the Higgs-like particle to catch up with everything else that the experiments reported at the ICHEP conference. Will update today or over the next few days if anything striking is presented.
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