Title: Have We Found the Higgs Boson? - What We Can Learn from the bb Channel


In light of the discovery of a new boson by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations on 4 July 2012, a current critical question in the field of particle physics is whether this new particle is the long awaited SM Higgs boson or some other more exotic boson predicted by a theory beyond the SM. I will discuss how the H->bb decay mode can contribute to answering this question, review recent results from the ATLAS collaboration and discuss future prospects.