Figure 3

Figure 3: Luminosity required for discovering the standard model Higgs at the LHC (from Ref. [32]) as a function of Higgs mass. Luminosity is a measure of the collision rate of the two beams, and integrated luminosity of the number of collisions. Two to three years of data taking after the LHC begins operation at full energy will be required for observation of the Higgs boson.