Baryogenesis from Electroweak Strings

  • Manuel Barriola


One implication of the standard hot big bang cosmology is that from the relics of the early universe we should in principle expect the universe to contain the same abundance of baryons and antibaryons. However there exist compelling empirical evidence that the universe is made out of matter with relative few antimatter. From the present asymmetry we can extrapolate that at the energy scale of the electroweak phase transition there was one part in 108 more matter than antimatter in the universe. The goal of baryogenesis is to explain why there is this asymmetry between the amount of matter and antimatter i.e. there is a nonbanishing ratio between the net baryon number density and entropy density (nB/s) in the universe.


Higgs Mass Baryon Number Baryon Asymmetry Electroweak Phase Transition Background Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Barriola
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian CFACambridgeUSA

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