The LHC di-photon excess at 750 GeV
INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Italy
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Published online: 25 November 2016
I review the main features and some of the theoretical attempts to explain the excess around an invariant mass of 750 GeV seen in 2015 at the LHC in the di-photon channel. As this hint to new physics has now all but disappeared from the higher-luminosity 2016 data, the statistical analysis nicely illustrates why only a high level of significance can be trusted in a discovery. The various explanations that has been suggested remain interesting examples of our current understanding of physics beyond the standard model and also of the challenging task of discriminating among them.
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