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Higgs Cosmology and Dark Matter

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ian MossORCiD



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Higgs vacuum stability has important consequences for cosmology. In particular, we argue that if the Higgs vacuum is metastable, then the dark matter cannot contain a single black hole of mass less than 10^15gin our entire past light cone. In addition to being the destroyer microscopic black holes, it may be possible that Higgs vacuum decay is a source of primordial black holes during inflation.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Moss I, Gregory R

Editor(s): Brigitte Vachon and Pierre Petroff

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd World Summit: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 010

Print publication date: 18/12/2018

Online publication date: 27/11/2018

Acceptance date: 30/10/2018

Date deposited: 04/01/2019

Publisher: Proceedings of Science


DOI: 10.22323/1.335.0010