Date and Time: April 26th at 10 CET
Speaker: Rupert Coy
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.