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 s=7 TeV in 2011 and 5.8 fb -1 at s=8 TeV in 2012. Individual searches in the channels H→ZZ (*)→4ℓ, H→γγ and H→WW (*)→eνμν in the 8 TeV data are combined with previously published results of searches for H→ZZ (*), WW (*), bb- and τ +τ - in the 7 TeV data and results from improved analyses of the H→ZZ (*)→4ℓ and H→γγ 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 1.7×10 -9, is compatible with the production and decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson.

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.

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

CAPUA, Marcella;CROSETTI, Giovanni;Fazio S;LA ROTONDA, Laura;MASTROBERARDINO, Anna;Meoni E;SCHIOPPA, Marco;