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}
}
  • V. Agrawal, S. M. Barr, +1 author D. Seckel
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Physical Review Letters
  • 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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