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Higgs cosmology and dark matter

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ian MossORCiD



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© Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). 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 1015g in 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.

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Author(s): Moss IG, Gregory R

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd World Summit: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (EDSU2018)

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 18/12/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 04/11/2019

ISSN: 1824-8039

Publisher: Sissa Medialab Srl


DOI: 10.22323/1.335.0010

Series Title: Proceedings of Science