February 28, 10:15 in E204   

Stephan J. Huber (Sussex U., Brighton, UK)


Models for a strong electroweak phase transition

Abstract: I will briefly review the generation of possible relics from a strong electroweak phase transition, such as the baryon asymmetry and gravitational waves. I will discuss the real time history of the transition, in particular the expansion velocity of the nucleating bubbles. In the second part I will present models, with and without supersymmetry, which do lead to a strong first-order phase transition.