# Higgs decay into baryon-antibaryon pair

I have an exercise for "Introduction to high energy physics" and I'm baffled. The exercise states:

Problem: Higgs particle of mass 125.7 GeV decays in an exclusive channel of baryon-antibaryon (sigma and anti-sigma):

• Draw a leading order quark diagram for this decay
• Find in PDG tables the mass of the $$\Sigma^0$$ baryon and calculate the energy of each of the jets produced in this decay.

My issue: Higgs doesn't seem to have a decay channel into baryon- antibaryon pair in all the resources I looked at. The closest I can get is $$H \to b\bar b$$ and $$H \to c\bar c$$ which would eventually create jets if I'm not mistaken. In all other cases, the Higgs decays into bosons or leptons...

Do you think it's a purely hypothetical exercise? Like, calculate things that won't happen? Or am I missing something here?

• The exercise is asking to just draw the quark level diagram, so just the $H\to \bar q q$ part. The hadronization into baryons happens at a later time. Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 14:39
• To add to the above hint, which of the quarks of the Σ does the Higgs couple the strongest to, so, then, decays to? Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 16:43
• You have to remember that there are also strange quarks and not only bottom charm and top. see hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Particles/quark.html Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 18:49