Jul 11 – 15, 2016
University of Stavanger
Europe/Oslo timezone

Self-consistent solitons for tunneling transitions

Jul 14, 2016, 2:30 PM
Ø-120 (University of Stavanger)


University of Stavanger

Arne Rettedal building


Prof. Björn Garbrecht (TU München)


In many models of electroweak symmetry breaking, the vacuum
structure depends crucially on radiative effects. In order to compute
the decay rate of metastable states, the loop corrections must therefore
be accounted for in the tunneling solitons. In turn, the loops depend on
the solitonic background, such that self-consistent solutions must be
found. We will discuss the relevance of this problem for the finding
lifetime of the Standard Model vacuum as well as the development of
methods of resolving this problem. (based on 1509.08480, 1509.07847,

Primary author

Prof. Björn Garbrecht (TU München)

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