13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

A stiff Higgstory of the Universe

14 Dec 2015, 16:35
Level -1, Room 16 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 16

International Conference Centre Geneva


Dr Daniel G. Figueroa (CERN)


I will present the cosmological implications of the decay of the Standard Model Higgs after Inflation, when assuming a post-inflationary/pre-BBN expansion history driven by a stiff source with equation of state w > 1/3. In particular, I will discuss first the realisation of a successful 'reheating' mechanism, and secondly, the production of a large background of gravitational waves by the Higgs decay products.

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