Is Higgs inflation ruled out

  title={Is Higgs inflation ruled out},
  author={Jessica Lauren Cook and Lawrence Maxwell Krauss and Andrew J. Long and Subir Sabharwal},
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory,Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 2611(Dated: March 21, 2014)We consider the status of Higgs Inflation in light of the recently announced detection of B-modes in the polar-ization of the cosmic microwave background radiation by the BICEP2 collaboration. In order for the primordialB-mode signal to be observable by BICEP2, the energy scale of inflation must be high, V