If the Universe evolved from a primordial hot and dense state, the expansion and subsequent cooling led to an inescapable fact: there must exist a ubiquitous radiation, the so-called Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Within the framework of this fundamental idea, Jacopo Fumagalli relates what we observe in telescopes and with satellites (the properties of the CMB) to the Higgs parameters measured at CERN. There parameters, called coupling constants, are the equivalent of the electric charge for an electron.
J. Fumagalli, Running in the Early Universe
Prof. E.L.M.P. Laenen
Dr M.E.J. Postma (Nikhef)
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