Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


Dark Matter

Feb 09, 2009 - Feb 11, 2009

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.

Attendance will be limited to about 80 participants who are supposed to arrange their accommodation by themselves. (take a look to hotel list at accommodation link).

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)

Main event
New Horizons for Modern Cosmology (Workshop) - Jan 19, 2009

Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Feb 09, 2009 - 09:30 P. Papini Latest results from PAMELA
Feb 09, 2009 - 10:00 C. Sgrò Latest news from Fermi Large Area Telescope Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 10:30 L. Bergstrom Detecting or Limiting Dark Matter through Gamma-rays Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 11:30 A. Strumia Implications of the PAMELA and ATIC excesses on the Dark Matter properties Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 12:00 G. Bertone Multiwavelength constraints on DM
Feb 09, 2009 - 14:00 P. Serpico High-energy rise in the cosmic-ray positron fraction: possible cause Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 14:30 I. Moskalenko Understanding the backgrounds in indirect dark matter searches Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 15:00 A. Morselli Indirect searches in the PAMELA and Fermi era Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 16:00 L. Baudis Direct Dark Matter Searches: An Overview Slides
Feb 09, 2009 - 16:30 N. Fornengo In quest of particle dark matter signs
Feb 09, 2009 - 17:00 L. Roszkowski Neutralino Dark Matter and Bayesian Statistics Slides
Feb 10, 2009 - 10:00 S. White Structure in the Dark Matter distribution near the Sun Slides
Feb 10, 2009 - 10:30 L. Strigari Milky Way Satellites: Galaxies with a Dark Side
Feb 10, 2009 - 11:30 M. Bradac Bullet Cluster 1E0657-56 and MACSJ0025-1222: Revealing the Invisible with 2 Cosmic Supercolliders
Feb 10, 2009 - 12:00 A. Lapi Structure and History of Dark Matter Halos Probed with Gravitational Lensing Slides
Feb 10, 2009 - 12:30 A. Heavens Weak Lensing, Dark Matter and Dark Energy Slides
Feb 10, 2009 - 14:00 O. Host Measurement of the dark matter velocity anisotropy in galaxy clusters Slides
Feb 10, 2009 - 14:30 C. Carbone The properties of the dark matter halo distribution in non-Gaussian scenarios
Feb 10, 2009 - 15:00 N. Napolitano Stellar vs DM content in early type galaxies
Feb 10, 2009 - 16:00 W. Hu Dark Matter in f(R) Theories
Feb 10, 2009 - 16:30 A. Slosar Spiral galaxies and the spin of the dark matter halos
Feb 10, 2009 - 17:00 M .Viel The Intergalactic Medium as a cosmological tool Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 09:30 J. Silk The Impact of Halo Substructure on Dark Matter Annihilation Signatures
Feb 11, 2009 - 10:00 M. Kamionkowski Astrophysical constraints to dark-matter candidates
Feb 11, 2009 - 11:00 G. Belanger Dark matter and the LHC
Feb 11, 2009 - 11:30 A. Masiero LHC and dark matter in non-standard models of particle physics and cosmology
Feb 11, 2009 - 12:00 G. Gelmini Experimental signatures of non-standard pre-BBN cosmologies Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 14:00 T. G. Rizzo Susy Without Prejudice: Part I Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 14:15 J.A. Hevett Susy Without Prejudice: Part II
Feb 11, 2009 - 14:30 M. Galaverni Rotation of Linear Polarization Plane from Cosmological Pseudoscalar Fields Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 15:00 L. Pieri Halo substructures and indirect detection
Feb 11, 2009 - 16:00 A. Cuoco Indirect dark matter constraints with radio observations Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 16:30 F. Iocco WIMP DM annihilation in the first stars Slides
Feb 11, 2009 - 17:00 P. Frampton Dark Matter Black Holes in the Halo Slides