The Standard Model Higgs boson as the inflaton

We argue that the Higgs boson of the Standard Model can lead to inflation and produce cosmological perturbations in accordance with observations. An essential requirement is the non-minimal coupling of the Higgs scalar field to gravity; no new particle besides already present in the electroweak theory is required. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Phys. Lett., B659, 703-706
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2008
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Scopus: 2-s2.0-37549023103
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