Baryon and Lepton Number Violation in Astrophysics

  • E. W. Kolb
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The cosmological and astrophysical significance of baryon and lepton number violating process is the subject of this talk. The possibility of baryon-number violating processes in the electroweak transition in the early universe is reviewed. The implications of lepton-number violation via Nambu-Goldstone bosons are discussed in detail.


Baryon Number Lepton Number Grand Unify Theory Field Configuration Baryon Asymmetry 
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  • E. W. Kolb
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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