Higgs physics and cosmology: gravitational waves from the electroweak phase transition

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Abstract

In the Standard Model, the electroweak phase transition is a crossover. In many extensions, including those with additional charged Higgs bosons, the phase transition can be of first order – even strongly so. In such a phase transition, the resulting collisions of bubbles of the new Higgs phase, and the associated interactions of sound waves in the plasma, are substantial sources of gravitational waves. For a phase transition at or around the electroweak scale, these gravitational waves may be detectable by future or planned missions, such as LISA. This can indirectly provide a complementary probe of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. I will review the physics that makes this possible.
Original languageEnglish
Article number027
JournalPoS Proceedings of Science
Volume339
Number of pages9
ISSN1824-8039
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventProspects for Charged Higgs Discovery - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • 115 Astronomy, Space science

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