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Higgsploding universe

Khoze, Valentin V.; Spannowsky, Michael

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Higgsplosion is a dynamical mechanism that introduces an exponential suppression of quantum fluctuations beyond the Higgsplosion energy scale E ∗ and further guarantees perturbative unitarity in multi-Higgs production processes. By calculating the Higgsplosion scale for spin 0, 1 / 2 , 1 and 2 particles at leading order, we argue that Higgsplosion regulates all n-point functions, thereby embedding the standard model of particle physics and its extensions into an asymptotically safe theory. There are no Landau poles and the Higgs self-coupling stays positive. Asymptotic safety is of particular interest for theories of particle physics that include quantum gravity. We argue that in a Hippsloding theory one cannot probe shorter and shorter length scales by increasing the energy of the collision beyond the Higgsplosion energy and there is a minimal length set by r ∗ ∼ 1 / E ∗ that can be probed. We further show that Higgsplosion is consistent and not in conflict with models of inflation and the existence of axions. There is also a possibility of testing Higgsplosion experimentally at future high energy experiments.


Khoze, V. V., & Spannowsky, M. (2017). Higgsploding universe. Physical Review D, 96(7), Article 075042.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 15, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 30, 2017
Publication Date Oct 30, 2017
Deposit Date Jul 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 14, 2017
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 96
Issue 7
Article Number 075042


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Reprinted with permission from the American Physical Society: Khoze, Valentin V. & Spannowsky, Michael (2017). Higgsploding universe. Physical Review D 96(7): 075042. © 2017 by the American Physical Society. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or part, without prior written permission from the American Physical Society.

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