HET seminar: Colin Froggatt

Speaker: Colin Froggatt

Title: Degenerate Vacua and the Standard Model

Abstract: The degenerate vacua or multiple point principle will be reviewed with applications to the top quark and Higgs masses, vacuum stability and the hierarchy problem. A strongly bound state of 6 top and 6 anti-top quarks is proposed as a condensate in one of the vacua and its properties discussed. A model for dark matter consisting of baryons closely packed inside 1 cm size "balls" of this vacuum  will be presented (if time permits).