A stiff Higgstory of the Universe

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Daniel Figueroa (CERN) **Special Date 16th Nov**
Date: 
November 16th, 2015 at 16:30
Room: 
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Abstract: 

I will present the cosmological implications of the decay of the Standard Model Higgs after Inflation. I will discuss the conditions for a successful 'reheating’ of the Universe into the Standard Model species, assuming a post-inflationary/pre-BBN expansion history driven by a stiff source. I will also discuss the implications of all this for early Universe gravitational waves.