3-7 December 2018
Casa do Sol
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
Abstract submission has been extended until 24 September

Observation of Higgs in bb channel from ATLAS and CMS

6 Dec 2018, 15:00
Casa do Sol

Casa do Sol

Sabie Rd (R536), Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1242


Dr Camilla Vittori


Measurements of Higgs boson decays to fermions are important to understand the mass generation of fermions. In the Standard Model, the H->bb decay is expected to account for almost 60% of the Higgs branching fraction, but experimentally it is difficult to observe because of overwhelming backgrounds from Standard Model processes. For this reason, the search for the H->bb decay is performed exploiting the more distinct signature of Higgs boson production in association with a leptonically decaying vector boson (V). This talk describes the search for the VH(->bb) process using pp collision data taken at 13 TeV, and presents also the results from the combination with the search for H->bb using other production processes and center-of-mass energies, leading to the observation of the H->bb decay.

Primary authors

ATLAS Collaboration Dr Camilla Vittori

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.