Higgs boson and top quark masses as tests of electroweak vacuum stability

  title={Higgs boson and top quark masses as tests of electroweak vacuum stability},
  author={Isabella Masina},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • I. Masina
  • Published 3 September 2012
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
The measurements of the Higgs boson and top quark masses can be used to extrapolate the Standard Model Higgs potential at energies up to the Planck scale. Adopting a NNLO renormalization procedure, we: i) find that electroweak vacuum stability is at present allowed, discuss the associated theoretical and experimental errors and the prospects for its future tests; ii) determine the boundary conditions allowing for the existence of a shallow false minimum slightly below the Planck scale, which is… 

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