Nonperturbative analysis of the gravitational waves from a first-order electroweak phase transition

  title={Nonperturbative analysis of the gravitational waves from a first-order electroweak phase transition},
  author={Oliver Gould and Jonathan Kozaczuk and Lauri Niemi and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf and Tuomas Tenkanen and David J. Weir},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We present the first end-to-end nonperturbative analysis of the gravitational wave power spectrum from a thermal first-order electroweak phase transition (EWPT), using the framework of dimensionally reduced effective field theory and preexisting nonperturbative simulation results. We are able to show that a first-order EWPT in any beyond the Standard Model (BSM) scenario that can be described by a Standard Model-like effective theory at long distances will produce gravitational wave signatures… Expand

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