NPA Seminar, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, University of Massachusetts, “Was There an Electroweak Phase Transition?”

Event time: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab WNSL, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Event description: 

Abstract: The possible existence of beyond Standard Model physics at the TeV scale or below has important implications for the thermal history of electroweak symmetry-breaking. A first order phase transition – not possible in the minimal Standard Model with a 125 GeV Higgs boson – would provide the preconditions for electroweak baryogenesis and the generation of primordial gravitational radiation. I discuss recent developments in assessing this possibility that rely on the combination of EFT methods and non-perturbative (lattice) computations. I also discuss implications for high energy collider phenomenology and next generation gravitational wave searches.
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Host: Michael Jewell,