Posted Sunday evening, December 4, 2016.
"In early August, LHC scientists had their answer, and the news was not good. The diphoton bump had vanished back into the noise. It was a random fluctuation after all. That meant more than 500 papers now contained detailed dissections of a signal that did not exist."
Mack opens with one of my favorite quotes from Isaac Asimov:
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘eureka’ but ‘that’s funny’”.