Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_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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