Séminaires LLR

Evidence for the H → bb decay in VH production at ATLAS

by Nicolas Morange (LAL Orsay)

Seminar room (LLR)

Seminar room



The Higgs decays to b-quarks are by far the most abundant at the LHC, with a branching ratio of 58%. It is therefore an important part of the Higgs sector to study, however the overwhelming Standard Model backgrounds make this observation quite challenging at the LHC. ATLAS has recently obtained its first evidence of this decay with 36fb-1 of data at sqrt(s)=13TeV, in the channel where the Higgs is produced in association with W or Z bosons. This seminar will highlight the key elements that made this evidence possible, and draw perspectives in this field for the years to come.