The Higgs Portal and Cosmology

Journal Article

Higgs portal interactions provide a simple mechanism for addressing two open problems in cosmology: dark matter and the baryon asymmetry. In the latter instance, Higgs portal interactions may contain the ingredients for a strong first order electroweak phase transition as well as new CP-violating interactions as needed for electroweak baryogenesis. These interactions may also allow for a viable dark matter candidate. We survey the opportunities for probing the Higgs portal as it relates to these questions in cosmology at the LHC and possible future colliders.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Assamagan, K; Chen, C-Y; Chou, JP; Curtin, D; Fedderke, MA; Gershtein, Y; He, X-G; Klute, M; Kozaczuk, J; Kotwal, A; Lowette, S; No, JM; Plehn, T; Qian, J; Ramsey-Musolf, M; Safonov, A; Shelton, J; Spannowsky, M; Su, S; Walker, DGE; Willocq, S; Winslow, P

Published Date

  • April 18, 2016