Title: QCD-Collapsed Domain Walls
Speaker: Yang Bai (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Abstract: For a discrete symmetry that is anomalous under QCD, the domain walls produced in the early universe from its spontaneous breaking can naturally annihilate due to QCD instanton effects. We point out that the QCD phase transition within some domains with an effective large QCD theta angle could be a first-order one. This class of domain-wall models predicts an interesting gravitational wave spectroscopy with frequencies spanning more than ten orders of magnitude, from nanohertz to 100 Hz.
Meeting ID: 876 1995 6310