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Astronomy - Cosmology | Non-minimal Higgs Inflation and Frame Dependence in Cosmology

Non-minimal Higgs Inflation and Frame Dependence in Cosmology

Series: Springer Theses

Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

2014, XVI, 279 p. 41 illus., 21 illus. in color.

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cologne
  • Presents important advances in connecting cosmological scenarios to the Standard Model of particle physics
  • Of special value to newcomers due to its clear introductions to all the relevant cosmology, particle physics, and mathematical methods
This thesis explores the idea that the Higgs boson of the Standard Model and the cosmological inflaton are just two manifestations of one and the same scalar field - the Higgs-inflaton. By this unification two energy scales that are separated by many orders of magnitude are connected, thereby building a bridge between particle physics and cosmology. An essential ingredient for making this model consistent with observational data is a strong non-minimal coupling to gravity. Predictions for the value of the Higgs mass as well as for cosmological parameters are derived, and can be tested by future experiments. The results become especially exciting in the light of the recently announced discovery of the Higgs boson.
The model of non-minimal Higgs inflation is also used in a quantum cosmological context to predict initial conditions for inflation. These results can in turn be tested by the detection of primordial gravitational waves.
The presentation includes all introductory material about cosmology and the Standard Model that is essential for the further understanding. It also provides an introduction to the mathematical methods used to calculate the effective action by heat kernel methods.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cosmological Inflaton - Higgs Boson - Higgs Inflaton Field - Inflation in Early Universe - Initial Conditions of Universe - Non-minimal Coupling of Higgs Field - Prediction of Cosmological Parameters - Primordial Gravitational Waves

Related subjects » Cosmology - Particle and Nuclear Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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