Friday, June 10, 2011

D0 Does Not See CDF Bump

As was hinted several times, it is now official that the other detector at the Tevatron, D0, does not see the bump that has been reported by CDF.

But today, researchers on the independent D0 experiment, also at Fermilab, announced that their data do not confirm the signal. "The result is not good for the CDF. We are not confirming the signal. We just see nothing," says Dmitri Denisov, spokesman for D0, which released its results online today.

Not only that, ATLAS and CMS at the LHC also do not see the CDF bump, even though the claim so far is that there's just not enough data yet at these detectors to make such a definitive statement one way or the other.

Still, unless D0 or another detector verifies this data, there is just very little to go on in terms of a verification.


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