We show that the stochastic evolution of an interacting system of the Higgs field and a spectator scalar field naturally gives rise to an enhanced probability of settling down at the electroweak vacuum at the end of inflation. Subsequent destabilization due to parametric resonance between the Higgs field and the spectator field can be avoided in a wide parameter range. We further argue that the spectator field can play the role of dark matter.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)