GGI CONFERENCE ON DARK MATTER-- FLORENCE -- February 9-11 2009

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Post by Alessandro Melchiorri » September 25 2008

GGI CONFERENCE ON DARK MATTER-- FIRST BULLETIN

9-11 February 2009, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Florence, Italy

I. WEB PAGE
http://ggi-www.fi.infn.it//index.php?p=events.inc&id=34

II. PURPOSE

The conference will be devoted to the discussion of new data and ideas associated with astrophysical and cosmological evidence for Dark Matter. Several key questions on dark matter will be discussed: Does the dark matter match the appropriate relic density? Is it cold or hot ? Is it neutral? Is it consistent with Big Bang Nucleosynthesis ? Is it compatible with constraints on self-interactions ? Is it consistent with direct DM searches? Is it compatible with gamma-ray constraints? Is it compatible with other astrophysical bounds? Can it be probed experimentally? What is the mass of the neutrino and how many neutrinos or relativistic particles do we have in our universe ?

More specifically, several talks will review the current status of cosmological and astrophysical evidence for dark matter. In particular, we will focus on new lensing observations, galaxy clustering, X-rays, gamma-rays, antimatter with space-borne detectors and direct DM detection in low background underground experiments. We plan to address the main theoretical extensions of the standard model which allow to explain dark matter and the corresponding predictions for future searches. Special attention will be given on the requirements for collider tests of dark matter candidates at LHC. Constraints on neutrino physics can be obtained from cosmological data. During the workshop, we aim to summarize the latest bounds on neutrino physics and discuss future experiments sensitive to neutrino masses into the sub-eV range.


III. Organizers

Marc Kamionkowski (Caltech, USA)
Carlos Martins (CAUP, Porto, Portugal)
Alessandro Melchiorri (University of Rome La Sapienza")
Antonello Polosa (INFN, Rome)
Licia Verde (ICE/CSIC Barcelona, Spain)

IV. Preliminary List of Speakers

Riccardo Barbieri (SNS, Pisa)
Laura Baudis (Univ. of Zurich)
Lars Bergstrom (Stockholm University, AlbaNova University Centre)
Gianfranco Bertone (IAP, Paris)
Marusa Bradac (Santa Barbara)
Joakim Edsjo (Stockholm University, AlbaNova University Centre)
Nicolao Fornengo (Univ. of Turin)
Graciela Gelmini (UCLA)
Steen Hannestad (University of Aarhus)
Alan Heavens (Institute for Astronomy,University of Edinburgh)
Wayne Hu (University of Chicago)
Sabine Kraml (CERN)
Julien Lesgourgues (CERN)
Olga Mena (ICE/CSIC, Barcelona)
Aldo Morselli (Tor Vergata University, Rome)
Antonio Masiero (University of Padua)
Igor Moskalenko (Stanford)
Joseph Silk (University of Oxford)
Louie Strigari (University of California Irvine)
Alessandro Strumia (SNS, Pisa)
Simon White (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Garching)

...and many others !


IV. VENUE

The conference will be hosted at the Galileo Galilei Institute ([Log in to view email]. A conference fee of 50 euros is requested to cover lunches and coffee breaks

Alessandro Melchiorri
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GGI CONFERENCE ON DARK MATTER-- FLORENCE -- February 9-11 20

Post by Alessandro Melchiorri » October 09 2008

Dear all,

just to inform you that applications for the Dark Matter conference in Florence are now open. You can register here:

http://ggi-www.fi.infn.it//index.php?p=events.inc&id=34

All the best
Alessandro

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