|Bottoms up: physicists working on the ATLAS experiment have discovered the most common Higgs decay channel. (Courtesy: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
Topics: Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quarks
The name "quark" was taken by Murray Gell-Mann from the book "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce. The line "Three quarks for Muster Mark..." appears in the fanciful book. Gell-Mann received the 1969 Nobel Prize for his work in classifying elementary particles.
Source and primer: Quarks on Hyperphysics
Although this decay channel should account for nearly 60% of all Higgs decays at the LHC, it had proven extremely difficult to spot it amongst the vast number of particles that are produced by proton-proton collisions at the collider.
Higgs boson seen decaying to two bottom quarks, Hamish Johnston, Physics World