Reviewers say ‘yes’ to Higgs boson data
Close to rubber-stamping the discovery
Two months ago, CERN set the physics world a-fire with its Higgs boson announcement: the particle exists, they said, we’ve seen it, and it has a mass of between 122 and 131 GeV.
At that point, the “discovery” entered a long formal process that’s taken another small step with publication – and therefore acceptance by peer review – in Physics Letters B.
Publication in Physics Letters B is a nice hat-tip to Peter Higgs, whose letter Broken symmetries, massless particles and gauge fields in the same journal was seminal to understanding the particle that eventually bore his name. ®