Six years after the discovery of the Higgs boson, physicists have observed that it decays into fundamental particles known as bottom quarks.
The discovery is a great contribution to the understanding of the Standard Model of Particle Physics and the Universe
The discovery was presented on Tuesday at CERN1 by the ATLAS and CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
In 2012, physicists discovered the Higgs boson – an elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model
The Standard Model of particle physics predicts that about 60 percent of the time a Higgs boson will decay into a pair of bottom quarks – the second most severe of the six quarks.
The discovery provides great support for the Standard Model, which has many implications for how we understand the world and the universe.
Jessie Shelton, a high-energy particle physicist at the University of Illinois S said, "The Higgs boson is the least known and in many ways the most confusing particle in the standard model."
"Observing its decay in the lowest Quarts is an important milestone in our understanding of its properties. [1
This makes it difficult to isolate the Higgs boson decay from the background "noise" to isolate such processes.
The discovery is another big step towards a better understanding of the Higgs boson and the universe.
Every new discovery or observation has the potential to give way to new questions and experiments.  James Beacham, a High Energy Experimental Particle Physicist said, "First [you] discover the thing. Then you want to measure everything by it.
Karl Jakobs, spokesman for the ATLAS collaboration, said the observation is an "important milestone in the study of the Higgs boson."
He said, "It shows that the ATLAS and CMS experiments are gaining a deep understanding of their data and controlling backgrounds that exceed expectations.
"ATLAS, as now all couplings of the Higgs boson to the heavy quarks and third-generation leptons as well as all major productions have been observed modes."
These experiments allow physicists not only to validate what the standard model is about predicting the Higgs boson and quarks, but also what the standard model predicts.