The new particle observed at about 125 GeV is compatible, within the limited statistical accuracy, with being the SM Higgs boson. However, more data are required to measure its properties such as decay rates in the various channels (γγ, ZZ, WW, bb and ττ) and ultimately its spin and parity, and hence ascertain whether it is indeed the SM Higgs boson or the result of new physics beyond the standard model.
OK, for fun, let us assume future research at CERN in 2012-2013 will suggest the new boson is NOT the Higgs. So, what would it be ?
Edited by Rade, 05 July 2012 - 08:39 AM.