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  • From: szpl <szpl AT>
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  • Subject: [Fizinfo] Ortvay kollokvium
  • Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 09:45:58 +0200

ELTE Fizikai Intézet


2019. május 9., csütörtök, 15:00-kor
Az ELTE Pázmány Péter s. 1/A alatti épületében
földszinti 0.81 előadóban

Christof Wetterich
(Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität Heidelberg)

Quantum gravity predictions for particle physics and cosmology

Kivonatos ismertetés:
Contrary to general belief, quantum gravity can have important consequences
observations in present day experiments. It can predict parameters of the standard model. Functional renormalisation permits the computation of fluctuation effects of the metric. Quantum gravity can be formulated as a non-perturbatively renormalisable quantum field theory, in close analogy to the other fundamental interactions. The scale symmetry associated to the ultraviolet fixed point has far reaching implications for particle physics and cosmology.

Quantum fluctuations of the metric determine important parameters of the Higgs-potential at an energy scale close to the Planck mass. Extrapolating the running couplings to the electroweak scale, the mass of the Higgs boson has been predicted in the range found later by experiment. I discuss further possible predictions for particle physics, in particular the gauge hierarchy between the Planck scale and the Fermi scale.

In cosmology, the approximate scale symmetry of the primordial fluctuation spectrum, which seeds the CMB anisotropies and all structures in the Universe, is explained by the vicinity of an ultraviolet fixed point. The scalar field mediating dynamical dark energy arises from spontaneous scale symmetry breaking
near an infrared fixed point.

  • [Fizinfo] Ortvay kollokvium, szpl, 05/03/2019

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