Raffaele Tito d'Agnolo (IPhT Saclay) - "Weak Scale as a Trigger"

High Energy Theory Seminars

I will discuss under which circumstances the observed value of the weak scale can be selected early in the history of the Universe and what are the experimental consequences of this possibility. There are several different ideas that can implement this general concept, but not all are created equal. I will first give a brief review of their strenghts and weaknesses. Then I will focus on one of the latest proposals where the Higgs is coupled to a low energy sector of the landscape (2012.04652) and on work in progress in a different, but related direction.