Cosmological signatures of a UV-conformal standard model

Dorsch, Glauber C, Huber, Stephan J and No, Jose Miguel (2014) Cosmological signatures of a UV-conformal standard model. Physical Review Letters, 113. p. 121801. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

Quantum scale invariance in the UV has been recently advocated as an attractive way of solving the gauge hierarchy problem arising in the Standard Model. We explore the cosmological signatures at the electroweak scale when the breaking of scale invariance originates from a hidden sector and is mediated to the Standard Model by gauge interactions (Gauge Mediation). These scenarios, while being hard to distinguish from the Standard Model at LHC, can give rise to a strong electroweak phase transition leading to the generation of a large stochastic gravitational wave background in possible reach of future space-based detectors such as eLISA and BBO. This relic would be the cosmological imprint of the breaking of scale invariance in Nature.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0770 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity > QC0793 Elementary particle physics
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Depositing User: Jose No
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 03:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/48640

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