The Higgs Boson: How Sure is Pretty Sure?

Those boffins at CERN have done it: they've found Higgs!

Well, they're pretty sure they have. There's always uncertainty in these things. But what, in this case, does 'pretty sure' mean?

That's a statistical question, and Colin Beveridge has an answer for you in his guest post over at Blogstronomy's more mathsy sister-blog, MathsQS. Check it out here:


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