Rick S. Gupta (Tata Institute)

3:30pm Wednesday May 24, 2023

Cosmological selection of the weak scale

We argue that the LHC null results make the Hierarchy problem
even more puzzling issue. We review some recent attempts to solve the
hierarchy problem without requiring TeV scale new physics by using a
cosmological selection mechanism. We review some universal aspects and
signatures of these models and also discuss some of their drawbacks. We
then propose a minimal selection mechanism that overcomes some of these