Valery Rubakov (Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow )
The Large Hadron Collider aims at revealing physics
at energies in the TeV range and distance scales shorter
than 10^(-17) cm. In the cosmological context, this physics
is responsible for the properties of the cosmic medium
at temperatures exceeding 100 GeV, which correspond to
times less than 10^(-10) seconds after the Big Bang. It is conceivable
that this was the epoch of the generation of dark matter and/or
matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. Thus, the LHC may well
shed light on these long-standing cosmological problems.
We discuss several popular scenarios for
the generation of dark matter and/or
matter-antimatter asymmetry, which will be confirmed (hopefully)
or ruled out by the LHC.