Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Gravitational waves from first order electroweak phase transition in models with the U(1)_X gauge symmetry

Jul 6, 2018, 11:30 AM
201 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Beyond the Standard Model Higgs Physics


Toshinori Matsui


In this talk, we consider models with the $U(1)_X$ gauge symmetry, which is spontaneously broken by dark Higgs mechanism. We discuss patterns of the electroweak phase transition and detectability of gravitational waves (GWs) when strongly first order phase transition occurs. We find the collider bounds exclude a part of parameter space that could generate detectable GWs otherwise. We show that GWs produced in the multi-step phase transitions can be detected by future observations such as LISA and DECIGO. In addition, we expect that most of the parameter regions can be covered by direct searches for the singlet scalar boson and prediction measurements of various Higgs boson couplings. Furthermore, we discuss the complementarity of dark photon searches or dark matter searches with the GW observations in the models of the dark gauge symmetry. This talk is based on arXiv:1802.02947 with Hashino, Kanemura, Kakizaki and Ko.

Primary author


Mr Katsuya Hashino (University of Toyama/Osaka University) Prof. Shinya Kanemura (Osaka University) Prof. Mitsuru Kakizaki (University of Toyama) Prof. Pyungwon Ko (Korea Inst. for Advanced Study (KIAS))

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