DZero

If the entire Tevatron Run II program was repeated 100 times and the Higgs boson did not exist, then the observed limit (black solid line) would fall within the green band 68 times and within the green or the yellow band 95 times. The observed curve being well outside the bands between 115 and 135 GeV/c2 is thus an unlikely occurrence and an indication of a Higgs boson existence in that mass range. The long hunt for the Higgs boson…