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DaMaSC IV: Beyond WIMP Dark Matter

August 30, 2017

Hameetman Auditorium
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125


The fourth edition of the DaMaSC (Dark Matter in Southern California) symposium will focus on dark matter beyond the WIMP paradigm. Motivated by intriguing hints from astrophysical observations and by the ever more restrictive bounds on WIMPs from direct detection experiments, now is an excellent time to consider alternatives to WIMP dark matter, from both observational and model building perspectives, and compare them with the standard WIMP picture. Our goal is to do this by bringing together Southern California's dark matter community for a day filled with reviews and lively discussions, hopefully fostering new collaborations and leading to exciting new ideas.

This symposium is sponsored by the Carnegie Observatories, the UCI Center for Cosmology and the Keck Institute for Space Studies.

Coffee breaks, lunch and a 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!). Please register here to assure yourself a seat at the event.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Hameetman Auditorium, Caltech

DaMaSC IV: Beyond WIMP Dark Matter

Time
Event
Speaker

10:00

Opening Remarks

10:05

Astrophysical Probes

Drew Newman (Carnegie)

10:35

Dark matter at colliders

Haibo Yu (UCR)

11:05

Coffee

11:30

Simulations/astrophysical constraints

Laura Sales (UCR)

11:50

Probing dark matter with strong gravitational lensing

Simon Birrer (UCLA)

12:10

Panel Discussion I

Haibo Yu (UCI), Andrew Benson (Carnegie), Laura Sales (UCR), Leonidas Moustakas (JPL)

12:50

Lunch

14:00

Primordial black hole dark matter

Raphael Flauger (UCSD)

14:30

Neutrino dark matter and the 3.5 keV line

Kev Abazajian (UCI)

15:00

TBD

Sheldon Campbell (UCI)

15:20

TBD

 

15:40

Coffee II

16:10

TBD

Yanou Cui (UCR)
16:40

Panel Discussion II

Elena Pierpaoli (USC), Yanou Cui (UCR), Raphael Flauger (UCSD), Sheldon Campbell (UCI)

17:30 Symposium concludes, walk to reception at Athenaeum


Symposium Participants:

  • Gerardo Alvarez - University of California, Riverside
  • Andrew Benson - Carnegie Observatories
  • Ralph Bird - UCLA
  • Simon Birrer - UCLA
  • Ian Chaffey - University of California, Riverside
  • Tzu-Ching Chang - JPL
  • Yun-Ting Cheng - Caltech
  • Roland de Putter - Caltech
  • Olivier Doré - JPL/Caltech
  • Jonathan Feng - UC Irvine
  • Raphael Flauger - UC San Diego
  • Shea Garrison-Kimmel - Caltech
  • Davide Gerosa - Caltech
  • Carl Grillmair - IPAC/Caltech
  • George Helou - Caltech
  • Ran Huo - UCR
  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan - JPL
  • Ryan Keeley - UC, Irvine
  • Evan Kirby - Caltech
  • Christina Kreisch - Princeton University/ Carnegie Observatories
  • Daniel Lenz - JPL/Caltech
  • David Leon - University of California, San Diego
  • Yu Lu - Carnegie Observatories
  • Christine Moran - Caltech
  • Eric Moseley - Caltech
  • Patrick Murphy
  • Matthew Orr - Caltech
  • Ghazaleh Ostovar - University of Southern California
  • Elena Pierpaoli - University of Southern California
  • Nicole Relatores - Carnegie Observatories and USC
  • Tao Ren - UC Riverside
  • Omid Sameie - UCR
  • Mark Seibert - Carnegie Observatories
  • Michael Shamma - University of California, Riverside
  • Joshua Simon - Carnegie Observatories
  • Jordan Smolinsky - UC Irvine
  • Daniel Snowden-Ifft - Occidental College
  • Rhoads Stephenson - JPL retired
  • Sebastian Trojanowski - UC Irvine
  • Jennifer Rittenhouse West - UC Irvine
  • Lu Heng Sunny Yu - UCI

  • Kevork Abazajian (UCI)
  • Simon Birrer (UCLA)
  • Raphael Flauger (UCSD)
  • Harry Nelson (UCSB)
  • Drew Newman (Carnegie Observatory)
  • Elena Pierpaoli (USC)
  • Omid Sameie (UCR)
  • Tommaso Treu (UCLA)