CP violation and the baryonic asymmetry of the universe

Glennys R. Farrar

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    The physics of electroweak baryogenesis is described with the aim of making the essentials clear to non-experts. Several models for the source of the necessary CP violation are discussed: CKM phases as in the minimal standard model, general two higgs doublet models, the supersymmetric standard model, Z condensates, and the singlet majoron model. In a more technical section, a strategy is introduced for consistently treating quark dynamics in the neighborhood of the bubble wall, where both local and non-local interactions are important. This provides a method for deciding whether gluonic corrections wash out the elecroweak contribution to the baryonic asymmetry in the minimal standard model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)312-332
    Number of pages21
    JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Jun 1995

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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