Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe (CTPU)

Electroweak vacuum metastability in inflationary unvierse

by Dr. Yohei Ema

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 from to (Asia/Seoul)
at CTPU Seminar Room
Fourth floor IBS Building, 55, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 34126
Description

The recent measurements of the Higgs/top quark masses indicate that the electroweak (EW) vacuum may be metastable in the high energy region. In this talk, I will give an overview of implications of the EW vacuum metastability in the early universe, especially in the context of the inflationary cosmology. A particular attention will be paid to the dynamics of the Higgs field during/after inflation.

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