# Top mass determination, Higgs inflation, and vacuum stability

@article{Branchina2014TopMD, title={Top mass determination, Higgs inflation, and vacuum stability}, author={Vincenzo Branchina and Emanuele Messina and Alessia Benedetta Platania}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2014}, volume={2014}, pages={1-18} }

A bstractThe possibility that new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) appears only at the Planck scale MP is often considered. However, it is usually assumed that new physics interactions at MP do not affect the electroweak vacuum lifetime, so the latter is obtained neglecting these terms. According to the resulting stability phase diagram, for the current experimental values of the top and Higgs masses, our universe lives in a metastable state (with very long lifetime), near the edge of…

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