Title: The photo-philic QCD axion
HEP Apr26 flyer
Abstract: I will discuss a framework in which the QCD axion has an exponentially large coupling to photons, relying on the "clockwork" mechanism. I discuss the impact of present and future axion experiments on the parameter space of the model. In addition to the axion, the model predicts a large number of pseudo-scalars which can be light and observable at the LHC. In the most favorable scenario, axion Dark Matter will give a signal in multiple axion detection experiments and the pseudo-scalars will be discovered at the LHC, allowing to determine most of the parameters of the model.