# The cosmological Higgstory of the vacuum instability

@article{Espinosa2015TheCH, title={The cosmological Higgstory of the vacuum instability}, author={J. R. Espinosa and Gian Francesco Giudice and Enrico Morgante and Antonio Walter Riotto and Leonardo Senatore and Alessandro Strumia and Nikolaos Tetradis}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2015}, volume={2015}, pages={1-56} }

A bstractThe Standard Model Higgs potential becomes unstable at large field values. After clarifying the issue of gauge dependence of the effective potential, we study the cosmological evolution of the Higgs field in presence of this instability throughout inflation, reheating and the present epoch. We conclude that anti-de Sitter patches in which the Higgs field lies at its true vacuum are lethal for our universe. From this result, we derive upper bounds on the Hubble constant during inflation… Expand

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