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A Pedagogical Introduction to Electroweak Baryogenesis

Graham White


This is an in-depth look at baryon number violation in the Standard Model including the necessary background in finite temperature field theory, plasma dynamics and how to calculate the out-of- equilibrium evolution of particle number densities throughout a phase transition. It is a self-contained pedagogical review of the theoretical background to electroweak baryogenesis as well as a summary of the other prevailing mechanisms for producing the asymmetry between matter and antimatter using the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model as a pedagogical tool whenever appropriate.

About Editors

Graham White is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Australia. His research is in particle physics and cosmology and he is interested in specific extensions to the Standard Model, such as supersymmetry and ascertaining how much of the Standard Model of cosmology is compatible with the extensions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgements / Author biography / Ch1. Introduction / Ch2. The Sakharov conditions / Ch3. Baryon number violation in the Standard Method / Ch4. Phase transitions / Ch5. CP violation / Ch6. Particle dynamics during a phase transition / Ch7. Plasma and bubble dynamics / Ch8. Transport equations / Ch9. The baryon asymmetry / Ch10. A brief phenomenological summary / Ch11. Other mechanisms for producing the baryon asymmetry / Ch12. Discussion and outlook


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328432

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744582

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4457-5

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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