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Higgs Field or Dark Energy?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:49 pm
by fidele-twagirayezu
According to the Standard Model ( Higgs Mechanism) of Particle Physics, space-time is supposed to be filled with the Higgs field, is there any relationship between this field and the Dark Energy that is believed to be responsible for the expansion of the universe?(Fidele Twagirayezu).

Re: Higgs Field or Dark Energy?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:01 am
by william-kowalczyk
From a good wiki:

There has been considerable scientific research on possible links between the Higgs field and the inflaton – a hypothetical field suggested as the explanation for the expansion of space during the first fraction of a second of the universe (known as the "inflationary epoch"). Some theories suggest that a fundamental scalar field might be responsible for this phenomenon; the Higgs field is such a field and therefore has led to papers analysing whether it could also be the inflaton responsible for this exponential expansion of the universe during the Big Bang. Such theories are highly tentative and face significant problems related to unitarity, but may be viable if combined with additional features such as large non-minimal coupling, a Brans–Dicke scalar, or other "new" physics, and have received treatments suggesting that Higgs inflation models are still of interest theoretically.

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