Description
The workshop will bring together experimental, observational and theoretical communities, in the fields of astro-particle physics, early universe cosmology and dark matter searches and phenomenology. We will focus on both astrophysical probes or hints of new physics, as well as ‘non standard’ dark matter signatures. We aim to assess current anomalies, the constraining power of near future astrophysical or cosmological probes and the status of promising particle physics models. 


List of Speakers:

Asimina Arvanitaki, Lars Bergstrom, Annalisa Bonafede, Massimiliano Bonamente, Alexey Boyarsky, Esra Bulbul, Eric Carlson, Gianpaolo Carosi, Sasha Davidson, Glennys Farrar, Igor Garcia Irastorza, Mark D. Goodsell, Derek Jackson Kimball, Adrian Jenkins, David Jones, Manoj Kaplinghat, Alexander Kusenko, Andrea Maccio', David Marsh, Alexander Merle, Alessandro Mirizzi, Andrii Neronov, Valeria Pettorino, Maxim Pospelov, Georg Raffelt, Miguel A. Sanchez Conde, Peter Tinyakov, Matteo Viel, Alex Vikman, Tomer Volansky
Go to day
  • Monday, 13 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 20:00 Session 1 (Axions, astrophysics and experiments)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 REGISTRATION 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:00 Astrophysical axion bounds 45'
        Speaker: George RAFFELT (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:45 Search for axions with the International Axion Observatory (IAXO) 30'
        Speaker: Igor GARCIA IRASTORZA (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:15 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 12:00 Hunting the dark matter axion with the ADMX experiment 30'
        Speaker: Gianpaolo CAROSI (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Tuning your radio to axions and their WISP cousins 30'
        Speaker: Andrei LOBANOV (Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 13:00 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 15:00 The highs and lows of the QCD axion 30'
        Speaker: Asimina ARVANITAKI (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
      • 15:30 Searches for transient and oscillating exotic spin-dependent interactions 30'
        Speaker: Derek JACKSON KIMBALL (California State University, East Bay, Hayward, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Contributed Talk - Probing axion-like particles with galaxy clusters 20'
        Speaker: Andrew POWELL (Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:20 Coffee Break 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 17:00 Discussion 40'
      • 18:00 RECEPTION 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 14 April 2015
    • 09:30 - 11:30 Session 2 (Axions - Theory aspects)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 WISPy dark matter from the top down 45'
        Speaker: Mark D. GOODSELL (LPTHE, Paris, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:15 Axions vs WIMPs 30'
        Speaker: Sacha DAVIDSON (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:45 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 11:30 - 18:05 Session 3 (Structure formation and magnetic fields)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 11:30 The structure of the dark matter predicted from simulations 45'
        Speaker: Adrian R. JENKINS (Durham University, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Perspectives of discoveries from intergalactic space 30'
        Speaker: Matteo VIEL (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INAF, Trieste)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch Break 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 The interstellar medium of the galactic center region 30'
        Speaker: David JONES (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Measuring magnetic fields in galaxy clusters through radio observations 30'
        Speaker: Annalisa BONAFEDE (University of Hamburg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Intergalactic magnetic fields 30'
        Speaker: Andrii NERONOV (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 16:45 The impact of baryons and cosmology on dark matter distribution in galaxies 30'
        Speaker: Andrea V. MACCIO' (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:15 The Galactic magnetic field 30'
        Speaker: Glennys FARRAR (New York University, USA)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:45 Contributed Talk - Using structure formation to constrain dark matter models 20'
        Speaker: Aurel SCHNEIDER (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
  • Wednesday, 15 April 2015
    • 09:15 - 22:00 Session 4 (X-rays and sterile neutrinos)
      • 09:15 keV Sterile neutrinos as dark matter 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Alexander MERLE (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Dark matter searches in the x-ray band; the past, the present, the future 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Ezra BULBUL (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 11:15 The $\nu$MSM and decaying dark matter 45'
        Speaker: Alexey M. BOYARSKY (Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leiden, The Netherlands)
      • 12:00 The 3.5 keV line saga 30'
        Speaker: Eric CARLSON (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Contributed Talk - Correlations between ID signals and the LHC 20'
        Speaker: Giorgio ARCADI (Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:20 Contributed Talk - Cross-correlation angular power spectrum of sterile neutrinos 20'
        Speaker: Christoph WENIGER (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:40 Discussion 40'
      • 15:20 FREE TIME - Please note Outside activity (Joint ICTP-SISSA String Seminar, webpage link: http://www.sissa.it/tpp/activity/string/string.php) 3h40'
      • 19:00 SOCIAL DINNER 3h0'
  • Thursday, 16 April 2015
    • 09:15 - 14:30 Session 5 (Astrophysics and cosmology)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Cosmology after Planck 2015 45'
        Speaker: Valeria PETTORINO (Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 The cluster soft excess: a reservoir of warm baryons at the outskirts of clusters 30'
        Speaker: Massimiliano BONAMENTE (University of Alabama in Huntvsille, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 11:15 Axion-like particles and galaxy cluster X-rays as a window to the dark sector 30'
        Speaker: David M.C. MARSH (Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 The hunt for axion-like particles with gamma rays 30'
        Speaker: Miguel SANCHEZ CONDE (The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmological Physics, Stockholm, Sweden)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Particle physics lesson from core-collapse supernovae 30'
        Speaker: Alessandro MIRIZZI (University of Bari, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch Break 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 14:30 - 18:00 Session 6 (Exotic candidates)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 14:30 Dark-matter heavyweights 45'
        Speaker: Alexander KUSENKO (University of Los Angeles, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Self-interacting dark matter 45'
        Speaker: Manoj KAPLINGHAT (University of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 16:30 Beyond WIMPs: new paradigms in the search for dark matter 30'
        Speaker: Tomer VOLANSKY (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:00 Contributed Talk - Search for ultra-light axions using precision cosmological data 20'
        Speaker: Daniel GRIN (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:20 Discussion 40'
  • Friday, 17 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Session 7 (Non-standard searches and conclusions)
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Primordial black holes as dark matter? 45'
        Speaker: Peter TINYAKOV (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Direct detection of the 10eV-100keV bosonic dark matter using ionization signature 45'
        Speaker: Maxim POSPELOV (University of Victoria, Canada)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 11:15 Imperfect dark matter 30'
        Speaker: Alexander VIKMAN (Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Dark matter: past, present and future 45'
        Speaker: Lars BERGSTROM (The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Stockholm, Sweden)
        Material: Slides