Springer Theses

Non-minimal Higgs Inflation and Frame Dependence in Cosmology

Authors: Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

  • 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
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This thesis explores the idea that the Higgs boson of the Standard Model and the cosmological inflation are just two manifestations of one and the same scalar field - the Higgs-inflation. 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.

About the authors

Dr. Christian Friedrich Steinwachs
465 Valley Road
NG5 1HZ Nottingham, UK
christian.steinwachs@nottingham.ac.uk

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

    Pages 1-3

  • Cosmology

    Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

    Pages 5-41

  • Standard Model

    Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

    Pages 43-70

  • Effective Action and Renormalization Group

    Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

    Pages 71-97

  • One-Loop Cosmology and Frame Dependence

    Steinwachs, Christian Friedrich

    Pages 99-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-minimal Higgs Inflation and Frame Dependence in Cosmology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01842-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01842-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01841-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37641-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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