Speaker: Bruce Mellado, UW-Madison Physics Department
Abstract: The Higgs boson is responsible for giving masses to particles. The first results of Higgs searches using data taken in 2010 with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are reported. The sensitivity of Higgs searches with masses in the range 140&amp;lt;M_H&amp;lt;190 GeV is dominated by the decay H-&amp;gt;WW. The details of the search with this channel and the extraction of Standard Model backgrounds are reviewed. Results are compared with those of the Tevatron. The prospects for the Higgs boson discovery in 2011/2012 are also reviewed.