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Séminaire / Seminar GReCO

« The SM Higgs as the origin of the hot Big Bang »

Daniel Figueroa
Département de Physique Théorique, Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (Genève, Suisse)

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.
lundi 28 novembre 2016 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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