The physics of electroweak baryogenesis is described with the aim of making the essentials clear to non-experts. Several models for the source of the necessary CP violation are discussed: CKM phases as in the minimal standard model, general two higgs doublet models, the supersymmetric standard model, Z condensates, and the singlet majoron model. In a more technical section, a strategy is introduced for consistently treating quark dynamics in the neighborhood of the bubble wall, where both local and non-local interactions are important. This provides a method for deciding whether gluonic corrections wash out the elecroweak contribution to the baryonic asymmetry in the minimal standard model.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics