Electroweak baryogenesis

Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1463 – Published 1 October 1999
Mark Trodden

Abstract

Contrary to naive cosmological expectations, all evidence suggests that the universe contains an abundance of matter over antimatter. This article reviews the currently popular scenario in which testable physics, present in the standard model of electroweak interactions and its modest extensions, is responsible for this fundamental cosmological datum. A pedagogical explanation of the motivations and physics behind electroweak baryogenesis is provided, and analytical approaches, numerical studies, up to date developments, and open questions in the field are also discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.71.1463

© 1999 The American Physical Society

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Mark Trodden

  • Particle Astrophysics Theory Group, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079

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