My ATLAS colleagues will have to pardon me for the slightly sensationalistic title of this article, but indeed the question is one which many inside and outside CERN are asking themselves upon looking into the new public material of ATLAS Higgs boson searches using the 2011 dataset in conjunction with the first part of 2012 data.

My two pence: relax. This is normal business – if we had to get excited at every slight disagreement between our measurements and our expectations, we’d be sick with Priapism (sorry ladies for this gender-specific pun).


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