# Cosmological Aspects of Higgs Vacuum Metastability

@article{Markkanen2018CosmologicalAO, title={Cosmological Aspects of Higgs Vacuum Metastability}, author={Tommi Markkanen and Arttu Rajantie and Stephen Stopyra}, journal={Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences}, year={2018} }

The current central experimental values of the parameters of the Standard Model give rise to a striking conclusion: metastability of the electroweak vacuum is favoured over absolute stability. A metastable vacuum for the Higgs boson implies that it is possible, and in fact inevitable, that a vacuum decay takes place with catastrophic consequences for the Universe. The metastability of the Higgs vacuum is especially significant for cosmology, because there are many mechanisms that could have…

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