Scientists detect most common way that Higgs bosons decay

The Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This new discovery is a big step forward in the quest to understand how the Higgs enables fundamental particles to acquire mass.

The UChicago ATLAS group includes over 20 scientists and staff members, including Young-Kee Kim, the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in Physics and chair of the Department of Physics, Jim Pilcher, professor emeritus in physics; Melvyn Shochet, the Elaine M. and Samuel D. Kersten Jr. Distinguished Service Professor in Physics; Mark Oreglia, professor in physics; and David Miller, assistant professor in physics.