High Energy Physics Seminar: Dr. Andrea Tesi, University of Chicago  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 4/26 1:30 PM to Wednesday, 4/26 2:30 PM
  • Speaker: Dr. Andrea Tesi
  • Host: James Unwin
  • Campus Address: 2214 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: The photo-philic QCD axion

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.

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