Te recomiendo leer mi última contribución “Micro black holes are seeds of vacuum instability,” Mapping Ignorance, 23 Sep 2015, cuyo primer párrafo (en inglés) dice: “Our universe is not stable according to the currently measured values of the top quark and Higgs particle masses. There is a non-null probability that at any instant in the next billions of years the present “false vacuum” will change to a “true vacuum” by quantum tunneling, destroying all matter, energy and spacetime without any forewarning. Theoretically, a first-order phase transition will occur by bubble nucleation. Usually, phase transitions are dominated by bubbles nucleating around fixed sites, like impurities in the medium or imperfections in the containment vessel. Philipp Burda, from Durham University, U.K., and two colleagues have studied the effect of quantum gravity corrections added to the Higgs potential during the vacuum instability phase transition. Their result is amazing, small black holes can act as nucleation seeds for the decay of the metastable vacuum.»
Mi contribución se basa en los siguientes artículos:
Joan Elias-Miró et al., “Higgs mass implications on the stability of the electroweak vacuum,” Physics Letters B 709: 222–228, 19 Mar 2012, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2012.02.013, arXiv:1112.3022 [hep-ph].
Sidney Coleman, Frank De Luccia, “Gravitational effects on and of vacuum decay,”Physical Review D 21: 3305–3315, 1980, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.21.3305.
Philipp Burda, Ruth Gregory, Ian Moss, “Vacuum metastability with black holes,” preprint submitted on 25 Mar 2015, arXiv:1503.07331 [hep-th].