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In the recent Higgs seminar at 73:38 Guido Tonelli the spokesman for CMS, makes a mistake and refers to a Z-prime in a context that would imply that they see them frequently. He swiftly backpedals amid the general hilarity of the concept. However a few seconds later he remarks that "There is something behind this", implying that there is a reason why he might have Z-primes on his mind and he says "Fabio knows" referring to Fabiola Gianotti who leads the ATLAS team.

Can we expect some announcement regarding a Z-prime boson? Does anyone have more information?

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Haha, you're trying to read a lot, indeed. Let me just guess that "Fabio knows" almost certainly doesn't mean "Fabiola knows". The former is male, the latter is female. It could be Fabio Maltoni see e.g. arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0505014 or someone else. – LuboŇ° Motl Dec 15 '11 at 6:32
    
Sorry if this sounds curt, but the answer is "Not yet." (and this was written at the end of 2015.) – adavid Dec 29 '15 at 22:29
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I think this is a dated question. He was probably referring to what ended up identified as the Higgs in 2012 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – anna v Apr 30 at 13:50
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I'm voting to close this question as outdated. – Qmechanic Jun 6 at 8:33