CRA Seminar - Dr. Katherine J. Mack

CRA Seminar - Dr. Katherine J. Mack

Vacuum decay, black holes, and extra dimensions.

Date

April 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Boggs Building

Room

1-44 Vizlab

Affiliation

North Carolina State University

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Abstract

Large extra dimensions have been proposed as an explanation for the anomalous weakness of the gravitational force. In this work, I present a new kind of constraint on a range of extra dimension models that derives from recent theoretical work exploring the possibility that our Higgs vacuum is meta-stable, leading to possibilities for catastrophic vacuum decay, either spontaneous or triggered by evaporating black holes.