Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 Q. Buat 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 B. Dechenaux 1 T. Delemontex 1 P.A. Delsart 1 M.H. Genest 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 J. Wang 1 C. Weydert 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 F. Vannucci 3 D. Boumediene 4 Emmanuel Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 4 Diane Cinca 5 J. Donini 4 R. Febbraro 4 N. Ghodbane 4 Ph. Gris 4 C. Guicheney 4 H. Liao 4 D. Pallin 4 Daniela Paredes Hernández 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 F. Vazeille 4 S. Aoun 6 C. P. Bee 6 C. Bertella 6 N. Bousson 6 J. C. Clémens 6 Y. Coadou 6 P. Delpierre 6 F. Djama 6 F. Etienne 6 L. Feligioni 6 D. Hoffmann 6 F. Hubaut 6 E. B. F. G. Knoops 6 E. Le Guirriec 6 B. Li 6 J. Maurer 6 E. Monnier 6 J. Odier 6 P. Pralavorio 6 Z. Qian 6 A. Rozanov 6 M. Talby 6 N. Tannoury 6 J. Toth 6 E. Tiouchichine 6 S. Tisserant 6 F. Touchard 6 L. Vacavant 6 L. Aperio Bella 7 B. Aubert 7 N. Berger 7 J. Colas 7 M. Delmastro 7 L. Di Ciaccio 7 T.K.O. Doan 7 S. Elles 7 C. Goy 7 T. Hryn'Ova 7 S. Jézéquel 7 M. Kataoka 7 J. Labbe 7 R. Lafaye 7 J. Leveque 7 V.P. Lombardo 7 N. Massol 7 P. Perrodo 7 E. Petit 7 H. Przysiezniak 7 E. Richter-Was 7 G. Sauvage 7 E. Sauvan 7 M. Schwoerer 7 T. Todorov 7 D. Tsionou 7 I. Wingerter-Seez 7 R. Zitoun 7 S. Abdel Khalek 8 H. Abreu 8 N. Andari 8 C. Arnault 8 E. Augé 8 P. Barrillon 8 M. Benoit 8 S. Binet 8 C. Bourdarios 8 C. de la Taille 8 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 8 L. Duflot 8 M. Escalier 8 L. Fayard 8 D. Fournier 8 J.-F. Grivaz 8 S. Henrot-Versillé 8 J. Hrivnac 8 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 8 J. Idarraga 8 M. Kado 8 N. Lorenzo Martinez 8 A. Lounis 8 N. Makovec 8 P. Matricon 8 F. Niedercorn 8 L. Poggioli 8 P. Puzo 8 A. Renaud 8 D. Rousseau 8 G. Rybkin 8 J.B. Sauvan 8 J. Schaarschmidt 8 A.C. Schaffer 8 L. Serin 8 S. Simion 8 R. Tanaka 8 M. Teinturier 8 J.J. Veillet 8 I. Vukotic 8 F. Wicek 8 D. Zerwas 8 Zhen Zhang 8
Abstract : A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The datasets used correspond to integrated luminosities of approximately 4.8 fb^-1 collected at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV in 2011 and 5.8 fb^-1 at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV in 2012. Individual searches in the channels H->ZZ^(*)->llll, H->gamma gamma and H->WW->e nu mu nu in the 8 TeV data are combined with previously published results of searches for H->ZZ^(*), WW^(*), bbbar and tau^+tau^- in the 7 TeV data and results from improved analyses of the H->ZZ^(*)->llll and H->gamma gamma channels in the 7 TeV data. Clear evidence for the production of a neutral boson with a measured mass of 126.0 +/- 0.4(stat) +/- 0.4(sys) GeV is presented. This observation, which has a significance of 5.9 standard deviations, corresponding to a background fluctuation probability of 1.7x10^-9, is compatible with the production and decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, Q. Buat, B. Clement, et al.. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012, 716, pp.1-29. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.020⟩. ⟨in2p3-00722246⟩

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