# Anthropic considerations in multiple-domain theories and the scale of electroweak symmetry breaking

@article{Agrawal1998AnthropicCI, title={Anthropic considerations in multiple-domain theories and the scale of electroweak symmetry breaking}, author={V. Agrawal and S. M. Barr and J. Donoghue and D. Seckel}, journal={Physical Review Letters}, year={1998}, volume={80}, pages={1822-1825} }

One of the puzzles of the standard model is why the mass parameter {mu}{sup 2} , which determines the weak interaction scale, is closer to the quantum chromodynamics scale than to the grand unification or Planck scales. We consider a novel approach to this problem, based upon the idea that {mu}{sup 2} takes different values in different domains of the Universe. The whole range of values for {mu}{sup 2} , from +M{sup 2}{sub P} to {minus}M{sup 2}{sub P} , is explored, and it is found that only… CONTINUE READING

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