APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Rupert Coy (U. Montpellier)
Title: Dynamical Clockwork axions
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: The clockwork mechanism is a novel method for generating a large separation of scales naturally through a pattern of symmetry breaking. I shall outline how the mechanism can arise from strongly-coupled theories at the TeV scale. This provides a nice way to connect (nearly) EW-scale physics with UV physics, such as axions, GUTs, and inflation. Using the composite axion as a specific example, I will describe some of the interesting phenomenology that emerges from this realisation of the clockwork mechanism.