The London Science Museum has an amusing interactive game which gives us all a chance to hunt for the Higgs. They show you what Higgs production looks like in a collision at the LHC (albeit, via a very limited set of final states – good enough if the Higgs is heavier than about 180 GeV) and they show what a typical uninteresting Standard Model background process looks like. Then they give you a bunch of collisions with the chance to record 5 events in 30 seconds. Are any of the events you chose an actual Higgs event? Mine were, but then this is what I do for a living (well, almost!). The game is a rather simplified version of what life will be like at the LHC, but it’s fun.
Via Kelen Tuttle at SLAC Today.