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Self-Organised Localisation

IPMU APEC Seminar Series

Speaker:Tevong You (CERN and Cambridge)
Title:Self-Organised Localisation
Date (JST):Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 16:00 – 17:00
Place:Zoom
Abstract:We describe a new phenomenon in quantum cosmology: self-organised localisation. When the fundamental parameters of a theory are functions of a scalar field subject to large fluctuations during inflation, quantum phase transitions can act as dynamical attractors. As a result, the theory parameters are probabilistically localised around the critical value and the Universe finds itself at the edge of a phase transition. We illustrate how self-organised localisation could account for the observed near-criticality of the Higgs self-coupling, the naturalness of the Higgs mass, or the smallness of the cosmological constant.

The APEC Seminar series aims to provide topics on the forefront in astronomy, particle physics, experimental physics and cosmology.

Regular Schedule:Every Wednesday and Thursday, 13:30 – 14:30
Place:Seminar room A at Kavli IPMU Building, Kashiwa Campus
Organizers:T. Higuchi, KG Lee, S. Shirai, N. Suzuki, T. Melia, T. Binder
Contact:seminar-organizer _at_ ipmu.jp

Date

Sep 16 2021
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Time

Japan Standard Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 16 2021
  • Time: 3:00 am - 4:00 am

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