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Cosmological Signature of the Standard Model Higgs Vacuum Instability: Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter

Published inPhysical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 12
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Publication date2018
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For the current central values of the Higgs boson and top quark masses, the standard model Higgs potential develops an instability at a scale of the order of 1011 GeV. We show that a cosmological signature of such instability could be dark matter in the form of primordial black holes seeded by Higgs fluctuations during inflation. The existence of dark matter might not require physics beyond the standard model.

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ESPINOSA, J. R., RACCO, Davide, RIOTTO, Antonio Walter. Cosmological Signature of the Standard Model Higgs Vacuum Instability: Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter. In: Physical Review Letters, 2018, vol. 120, n° 12. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.121301
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