Pauli Center Blackboard Seminar

Pauli Lecture: Running like clockwork, from the Higgs to the Planck scale.

by Matthew McCullough (CERN)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( Sem. room 2 )
In this talk I will discuss some puzzling hints for new physics at very high energies, and the problems they pose for the Higgs boson.  Approaching these puzzles from a known, but less mainstream direction, I will argue that the hints we have observed for high energy physics may in fact be a smokescreen, with the new physics responsible for them lying much closer to accessible energies.  A new mechanism, the clockwork, will be proposed as an underlying explanation for this smokescreen.  Connections to extra-dimensional scenarios and analogies with textbook condensed matter scenarios will be sketched.