Re: particles or puzzles

From: Srdjan Keca (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 04:00:01 MST

> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 13:31:56 +0100
> From: scerir <>
> Subject: Re: particles or puzzles

> (with references, etc.)
> The team found that the new value differed from the Standard Model by 2.6
> standard deviations - in contrast with values previously obtained less
> rigorous experiments that exactly matched the predictions of the theory. "We
> are 99% sure that the present Standard Model calculations cannot describe
> our data", said Gerry Bunce, project manager of the experiment.

How many standard deviations do they need to claim the Standard Model
doesn't describe the results? Of course, they can never claim 100%,
but what's the convention? I believe I read somewhere that it was 5,
not sure though. Is it?


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