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Re-examining the significance of the 750 GeV diphoton excess at ATLAS

  title={Re-examining the significance of the 750 GeV diphoton excess at ATLAS},
  author={Bradley J. Kavanagh},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  • B. Kavanagh
  • Published 27 January 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
The excess seen in the diphoton channel at around 750 GeV by both ATLAS and CMS has caused a great deal of excitement in the particle physics community. However, there has recently been much discussion about uncertainties in the significance of the peak seen by the ATLAS experiment. In this note, we aim to estimate this significance using a range of possible parametrisations for the smooth diphoton background. We obtain a local significance close to that reported by ATLAS and further… 
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