Multi-peaked signatures of primordial gravitational waves from multi-step electroweak phase transition

25 Jul 2018, 14:50
Plaza 8

Plaza 8


Dr Antonio Morais (CIDMA, Aveiro University (P))


The first-order electroweak phase transition in the early universe could occur in multiple steps leading to specific multi-peaked signatures in the primordial gravitational wave (GW) spectrum. In this talk we argue that these signatures are generic phenomena in multi-scalar extensions of the Standard Model. In a simple example of such an extension, we study the emergence of reoccurring and nested vacuum bubble configurations and their role in the formation of multiple peaks in the GW spectrum. The conditions for potential detectability of these features by the forthcoming generation of interferometers are discussed.

Parallel Session Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

Primary authors

Dr Antonio Morais (CIDMA, Aveiro University (P)) Roman Pasechnik (Lund university) Mr Thibault Vieu (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

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