KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

DaMaSC-I: Dark Matter in Southern California

January 25, 2013

Hameetman Auditorium - Cahill Building, 1st Floor
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125


The Dark Matter in Southern California (DaMaSC) Symposium series will connect the local scientific communities approaching dark matter detection from direct, indirect, and collider searches, as well as via astrophysical insights through gravitational lensing, galactic structure, and other astronomical observational approaches.  Our goals are to foster tighter networking among nearby researchers, and to create a forum to facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations. 

Funded through the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), DaMaSC is envisioned to become a semi-annual meet-up of dark-matter enthusiasts in southern California. Each Symposium will be divided into a small number of focused plenary talks, panel sessions, and moderated discussions.

The inaugural event of the DaMaSC Symposium Series will be held at Caltech on Friday, January 25.  Coffee breaks, lunch, and a wine-and-cheese reception will be provided.

Symposium Presentations

Clifford Cheung
Caltech

WIMP Dark Matter + SUSY 
(5.3 MB pdf)
Manoj Kaplinghat
UC Irvine
Particle Dark Matter Candidates Overview 
(11.2 MB pdf)

Harry Nelson
UCSB

Direct Dark Matter Searches 
(40.6 MB pdf)

Daniel Whiteson
UC Irvine
Dark Matter Collider Searches 
(2.6 MB pdf)
Jason Rhodes, JPL, and 
Tommaso Treu, UCSB
Using astronomy to measure dark matter distributions and infer dark matter particle properties
(79 KB pdf of questions to attendees)


  • Kev N. Abazajian - UC Irvine
  • Mo Abdullah - UC Irvine
  • Josh J. Adams - Carnegie Observatories
  • Eric Albin - UC Irvine
  • Andrew J. Benson - Carnegie Observatories
  • Kimberly Boddy - Caltech
  • Cliff W. Cheung - Caltech
  • Randy C. Cotta - UC Irvine
  • Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine - JPL/Caltech
  • Roland de Putter - JPL/Caltech
  • Eugenio Del Nobile - UCLA
  • Greg Dobler - Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Olivier Dore - JPL/Caltech
  • Andrey Egorov - USC
  • Jeff P. Filippini - Caltech
  • George M. Fuller - UC San Diego
  • Shea Garrison-Kimmel - UC Irvine
  • Graciela Gelmini - UCLA
  • Vera Gluscevic - Caltech
  • Evan B. Grohns - UC San Diego
  • Shunsaku Horiuchi - UC Irvine
  • Ji-Haeng Huh - UCLA
  • Manoj Kaplinghat - UC Irvine
  • Alina Kiessling - JPL
  • Oliver King - Caltech
  • Alexander Kusenko - UCLA/Kavli IPMU
  • Bumseok Kyae - Pusan National University
  • Philip M. Lubin - UC Santa Barbara
  • Kevin Lung - UCLA
  • Julian Merten - JPL/Caltech
  • Sarah Miller - UCR/Caltech
  • Abhilash Mishra - Caltech
  • Samuel A. I. Mognet - UCLA
  • Leonidas Moustakas - JPL/Caltech
  • Andy Nelson - UC Irvine
  • Harry Nelson - UC Santa Barbara
  • Drew B. Newman - Caltech
  • Anna M. Nierenberg - UC Santa Barbara
  • Amol V. Patwardhan - UC San Diego
  • Vasiliki Pavlidou - University of Crete
  • Emilija Pantic - UCLA
  • Annika Peter - UC Irvine
  • Anders Pinzke - UC Santa Barbara
  • Alvise Raccanelli - JPL/Caltech
  • Jason D. Rhodes - JPL
  • Miguel E. Rocha - UC Irvine
  • Chia-Hsien Shen - Caltech
  • Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins - Caltech
  • Dan Stern - JPL
  • Artin Teymourian - UCLA
  • Tommaso Treu - UC Santa Barbara
  • Mike Werner - JPL
  • Daniel Whiteson - UC Irvine
  • Alex V. Zahn - Caltech

Leonidas Moustakas

Leonidas Moustakas

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Annika Peter

Annika Peter

Ohio State University

Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins

Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins

Caltech