New Atlas Publication
May 27, 2020Collider Physics Group
Search for Higgs boson decays into two new low-mass spin-0 particles in the 4b channel with the ATLAS detector using pp collisions at √s=13 TeV has been submitted to Phys. Rev. D.
This paper describes a search for beyond the Standard Model decays of the Higgs boson into a pair of new spin-0 particles (a) subsequently decaying into b-quark pairs, H->aa->(bb)(bb). The search targets the production mode where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a Z boson, and focuses on the challenging mass regime of 15<m(a)<30 GeV, which yields collimated a->bb decay products requiring the development of a novel strategy for their identification.
From the IFAE-ATLAS team, Aurelio Juste has contributed to the analysis.
New positions in the IFAE Organization
January 16, 2023
Mario Martinez, ICREA professor at IFAE and head of the Gravitational Waves Group, is the new Director of the Experimental Division and takes on the role of IFAE Deputy Director. Martine Bosman, retiring Director of the Experimental Division, assumes the status of IFAE Emeritus.