High Energy Theory Seminar: "Some New Mechanisms for Baryogenesis"

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:00
Jeremy Sakstein (U of Penn)

There is more matter than antimatter in the universe, and the origin of this asymmetry is still a mystery. The asymmetry can be generated dynamically in the early universe in a process referred to as baryogenesis but the standard model is not able to produce the amount observed. This is one hint that there is physics beyond the standard model. In this talk, I will present two new baryogenesis mechanisms, one using scalar-tensor theories and the other using Lorentz violating theories. I will discuss their phenomenology, and observational consequences, and show that they are able to produce the amount of matter that we observe in the universe today.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36