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Higgs boson cosmology

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ian MossORCiD



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The discovery of the Standard Model Higgs boson opens up a range of speculative cosmological scenarios, from the formation of structure in the early universe immediately after the big bang, to relics from the electroweak phase transition one nanosecond after the big bang, on to the end of the present-day universe through vacuum decay. Higgs physics is wide ranging, and gives an impetus to go beyond the Standard Models of particle physics and cosmology to explore the physics of ultra-high energies and quantum gravity.

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Author(s): Moss IG

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Contemporary Physics

Year: 2015

Volume: 56

Issue: 4

Pages: 468-476

Print publication date: 02/10/2015

Online publication date: 24/07/2015

Acceptance date: 01/06/2015

ISSN (print): 0010-7514

ISSN (electronic): 1366-5812


DOI: 10.1080/00107514.2015.1058543

Notes: arXiv:1507.05760v1 green open access