Higgs inflation: consistency and generalisations

  title={Higgs inflation: consistency and generalisations},
  author={Fedor Bezrukov and Amaury Magnin and Mikhail Shaposhnikov and Sergey M. Sibiryakov},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
We analyse the self-consistency of inflation in the Standard Model, where the Higgs field has a large non-minimal coupling to gravity. We determine the domain of energies in which this model represents a valid effective field theory as a function of the background Higgs field. This domain is bounded above by the cutoff scale which is found to be higher than the relevant dynamical scales throughout the whole history of the Universe, including the inflationary epoch and reheating. We present a… Expand

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