Cosmology for grand unified theories with radiatively induced symmetry breaking

Andreas Albrecht, Paul Joseph Steinhardt

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Abstract

The treatment of first-order phase transitions for standard grand unified theories is shown to break down for models with radiatively induced spontaneous symmetry breaking. It is argued that proper analysis of these transitions which would take place in the early history of the universe can lead to an explanation of the cosmological homogeneity, flatness, and monopole puzzles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1220-1223
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume48
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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