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ATLAS finds H -> bb decay mode  
On December 6th the ATLAS collaboration publishes first evidence for the Higgs to b anti-b quark decays (see full publication here ).

Stony Brook group of Prof. Giacinto Piacquadio and the ATLAS Stony Brook group played a key role in designing and carring out the analysis, demonstrating that H to bb searches at the LHC are not hopeless as previously widely thought. Piacquadio presented preliminary result to the LHC community in an LHC seminar at CERN in Summer 2017. Asked about the relevance of the measurement he says: " It is a big deal because without H to bb decays we were missing the biggest chunk of Higgs boson decays, which has several physics implications, for example on constraining the total Higgs boson decay width." For an article for the general public have a look at the ATLAS highlight .


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