Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Implications of the detection of primordial gravitational waves for the Standard Model

20. November 2018
Cite as: 
G. Franciolini, G.F. Giudice, D. Racco and A. Riotto [arXiv:1811.08118].

The detection of primordial gravitational waves would not only have extraordinary implica- tions for our understanding of early cosmology, but would also give non-trivial constraints on Standard Model parameters, under the assumption that no new physics enters below the Higgs instability scale. We study the resulting bounds on the top quark mass and the strong coupling constant, discussing their theoretical uncertainties and their robustness against changes in other parameters.


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