Sep 12 – 16, 2016
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Originating the hot Big Bang from the Standard Model Higgs

Sep 13, 2016, 2:00 PM
6/2-024 - BE Auditorium Meyrin (CERN)

6/2-024 - BE Auditorium Meyrin


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Oral Contributions Cosmology & Gravitational Waves Cosmology & Gravitational Waves


Daniel G. Figueroa (CERN)


Under general circumstances, the Standard Model Higgs is excited in the form of a condensate during or towards the end of inflation. The Higgs condensate is then forced to decay afterwards — due to non-perturbative effects — into the rest of the SM species. I will present the cosmological implications of this primordial decay, quantifying the necessary conditions to achieve a successful mechanism for 'reheating’ the Universe into the SM. If there is enough time, I will also discuss the implications for primordial gravitational waves.

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