KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

DaMaSC III: Dark Matter Signals from the Galactic Center and Beyond

April 17, 2014

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


The third edition of DaMaSC will focus on dark matter signals from outer space. Through a handful of focused talks and open panel discussions, the aim will be to review the current potential dark matter signals and dissect the assumptions behind them. Are these signals compatible with the expected dark matter distribution in galaxies or galaxy clusters? Could a multi-wavelength approach help confirm or disprove these potential dark matter signals? What are the implications of these tentative results on direct and collider dark matter searches? Drawing on the local expertise of the Southern California dark matter community, the symposium will address these questions through in-depth discussions and what will surely be lively debates.

Coffee breaks, lunch, and a wine-and-cheese reception will be provided for all attendees.

This symposium is open to all interested faculty, researchers and students in the Southern California area (and beyond!).

Symposium Presentations

Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins

The GeV Gamma-ray Excess from the Galactic Center
 (5.87 MB pdf)
Kevork Abazajian, Ji-Haeng Huh, Manoj Kaplinghat, Simona Murgia, Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins Panel discussion 
(Abazajian 3.69 MB pdf,  Huh 3.7 MB pdf,  Kaplinghat 1.31 MB pdf)

Alex Kusenko

Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter and the keV Line
 (446 KB pdf)

Kevork Abazajian, George Fuller,
Alex Kusenko,
Ben Monreal

Panel discussion 
(Fuller 844 KB pdf, Monreal 1.72 MB pdf, Abazajian 7.55 MB pdf)

Josh Simon Observations and Kinematic Constraints on Dark Matter Distribution 
(17.7 MB pdf)
Tucker Jones, Evan Kirby, 
Josh Simon, Alessandro Sonnenfeld
Panel discussion 
(4.48 MB pdf)
Alyson Brooks The Dark Matter Aspect of Galaxy-Formation Simulations 
(5.1 MB pdf)
Alyson Brooks, David Buote, Shea Garrison-Kimmel, Phil Hopkins, 
Haibo Yu
Panel discussion 
(Garrison-Kimmel 399 KB pdf, Hopkins 749 KB pdf)
Sunil Golwala Experimental Dark Matter Direct Detection: Present and Future 
(9.51 MB pdf)
Eugenio Del Nobile The Challenge of Interpreting Direct Detection Data 
(3.8 MB pdf)


  • Kevork Abazajian - University of California, Irvine
  • Mohammad Abdullah - UC Irvine
  • Dustin Anderson - Caltech Campus
  • Panchajanya Banerjee - USC
  • Andrew Benson - Carnegie Institute for Science
  • Kimberly Boddy - Caltech
  • Jeff Booth - JPL/Caltech
  • Alyson Brooks - Rutgers University
  • David Buote - University of California, Irvine
  • John Callas - JPL/Caltech
  • Nicolas Canac - UC Irvine
  • Tsang Keung Chan - UCSD
  • Yi Chen - Caltech Campus
  • Judy Cohen - Caltech Campus
  • Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine - JPL/Caltech
  • Eugenio Del Nobile - UCLA
  • Anthony DiFranzo - UC Irvine
  • Olivier Dore - JPL/Caltech
  • Javier Duarte - Caltech Campus
  • Andrey Egorov - University of Southern California
  • Tim Eifler - JPL
  • Oliver Elbert - UC Irvine
  • Alden Fan - UCLA
  • Chang Feng - UC San Diego
  • Jeff Filippini - Caltech Campus
  • Ilaria Formicola - INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Bologna
  • Bart Fornal - Caltech Campus
  • George Fuller - UCSD
  • Shea Garrison-Kimmel - UC Irvine
  • Jean-Luc Gauvreau - Occidental College
  • Graciela Gelmini - UCLA
  • Sunil Golwala - Caltech Campus
  • Carl Grillmair - Caltech Campus
  • Evan Grohs - UC San Diego
  • Haoning He - Physics & Astronomy, UCLA
  • Sergi Hildebrandt - JPL
  • Philip Hopkins - Caltech Campus
  • Ji-Haeng Huh - UCLA
  • Sridhar Jagannathan - PCC
  • Dayton Jones - JPL/Caltech
  • Tucker Jones - UCSB
  • Ayuki Kamada - UC Riverside
  • Manoj Kaplinghat - University of California, Irvine
  • Raj Katti - Caltech Campus
  • Alina Kiessling - JPL
  • Alexander Kusenko - UCLA / Kavli IPMU
  • Anna Kwa - UC Irvine
  • Chun-Cheng Liao - Caltech Campus
  • Ashish Mahabal - Caltech Campus
  • Walid Majid - JPL
  • Gaurav Mendiratta - UCI
  • Massimo Meneghetti - JPL/Caltech
  • Yixiong Meng - UCLA
  • Julian Merten - JPL/Caltech
  • Sydney Meshkov - LIGO, Caltech Campus
  • Abhilash Mishra - Caltech Campus
  • Ben Monreal - UC Santa Barbara
  • Leonidas Moustakas - JPL/Caltech
  • Simona Murgia - UC Irvine
  • Tejaswi Nerella - Caltech
  • Patrick Ogle - IPAC, Caltech
  • Andrew Pace - UCI
  • Amol Patwardhan - UC San Diego
  • Cristian Pena - Caltech Campus
  • Maurizio Pierini - CERN
  • Jason Pollack - Caltech Campus
  • Anthony Pullen - JPL/Caltech
  • Alvise Raccanelli - JPL/Caltech
  • Andrew Renshaw - UCLA
  • Jason Rhodes - JPL
  • Victor Hugo Robles - UCI
  • Andrew Romero-Wolf - JPL
  • David Sanford - Caltech Campus
  • Michael Seiffert - JPL/Caltech
  • Richard Shubert - Institute for Fundamental Sciences
  • Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins - Caltech campus
  • Josh Simon - Carnegie Observatories
  • Daniel Snowden-Ifft - Occidental College
  • Alessandro Sonnenfeld - UCSB
  • Maria Spiropulu - Caltech campus
  • Nicholas Stantzos - UC Riverside
  • Daniel Stern - JPL/Caltech
  • Philip Tanedo - University of California, Irvine
  • Don Trask - Caltech Campus
  • Erik Verlinde - University of Amsterdam
  • Chao-Wei Tsai - JPL/Caltech
  • Gautam Upadhya - Caltech Campus
  • Yi Wang - UCLA
  • Daniel Whiteson - UC Irvine
  • Mark Wiedenbeck - JPL/Caltech
  • Alexander Wijangco - UCI
  • Hong Xu - USC
  • Siavash Yasini - USC
  • Hai-Bo Yu - UC Riverside