Fluctuation Corrections to the Transition Rate of the Electroweak Sphaleron

  • Jürgen Baacke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 338)


I discuss various aspects of the numerical computation of the fluctuation determinant of the electroweak sphaleron. This talk is based on work done together with S. Junker, the results of this work are compared with those of previous computations and with analytical estimates.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Baacke
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  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität DortmundDortmundGermany

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