Séminaires LLR

Inflation and LHC

by Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)

Seminar room (LLR)

Seminar room


The measurements of the Higgs mass and of the top quark Yukawa coupling indicate that the Standard Model (SM) can be extended all the way up to the Planck scale. They also tell that we live in a very special Universe, at the edge of the absolute stability of the electroweak vacuum. I will discuss how the SM Higgs field can inflate and heat up the Universe if our vacuum is stable, degenerate with the high energy vacuum, or metastable.