APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Djuna Croon (TRIUMF)
Title: Gravitational Waves: a new window onto the Early Universe
Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 2449.pdf
Abstract: In anticipation of the next generation of gravitational wave experiments, I will discuss the opportunities for phenomenological studies of particle physics in the Early Universe. The focus of the talk will be on first order phase transitions in confining gauge theories.
Such models may explain the strong CP-problem, or baryogenesis. I will discuss several such examples and their gravitational wave phenomenology, and comment on complementarity with other experiments.