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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!).

Registration for this event closed on August 22, 2017



Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Hameetman Auditorium, Caltech

DaMaSC IV: Beyond WIMP Dark Matter

Time
Event
Speaker

9:30 AM

Registration and Coffee

Morning Chair:  Evan Kirby (Caltech)

10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Michele Judd (KISS)
and Roland de Putter (Caltech)

10:05 AM

Astrophysical Probes

Drew Newman (Carnegie)

10:35 AM

Dark Matter at Colliders

Haibo Yu (UCR)

11:05 AM

Coffee

11:30 AM

Empirical Determination of Dark Matter Velocity Distribution

Lina Necib (Caltech)

11:50 AM

Probing Dark Matter with Strong Gravitational Lensing

Simon Birrer (UCLA)

12:10 PM

Panel Discussion I

Leonidas Moustakas (JPL), Haibo Yu (UCR), Andrew Benson (Carnegie),Tommaso Treu (UCLA)

12:50 PM

Lunch

Afternoon Chair:  James Bullock (UCI)

2:00 PM

Primordial Black Hole Dark Matter

Raphael Flauger (UCSD)

2:30 PM

Neutrino Dark Matter and the 3.5 keV Line

Kev Abazajian (UCI)

3:00 PM

Astroparticle Anomalies: Current Hints of Possible Dark Matter Signals

Sheldon Campbell (UCI)

3:20 PM

Mapping Dark Matter with the Dark Energy Survey

Tim Eifer (JPL)

3:40 PM

Coffee

4:10 PM

New Observational Windows for Probing Dark Sectors

Yanou Cui (UCR)
4:40 PM

Panel Discussion II

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

5:30 PM Symposium Concludes, Walk to Reception at Athenaeum


Symposium Participants:

  • Kevork Abazajian - UC Irvine
  • Gerardo Alvarez - UC Riverside
  • Taylor Aralis - CDMS
  • Karina Barboza - UCLA
  • Andrew Benson - Carnegie Observatories
  • Ralph Bird - UCLA
  • Simon Birrer - UCLA
  • Phil Bull - JPL/Caltech
  • James Bullock - UC Irvine
  • Sheldon Campbell - UC Irvine
  • Ian Chaffey - UC Riverside
  • Tzu-Ching Chang - JPL
  • Yen-Yung Chang - Caltech
  • Ranga-Ram Chary - IPAC/Caltech
  • Yun-Ting Cheng - Caltech
  • Asantha Cooray - UC Irvine
  • Yanou Cui - UC Riverside
  • Roland de Putter - Caltech
  • Olivier Doré - JPL/Caltech
  • Tim Eifler - JPL
  • Jonathan Feng - UC Irvine
  • Diego Fernandez-Salvador - UCLA
  • Raphael Flauger - UC San Diego
  • Shea Garrison-Kimmel - Caltech
  • Davide Gerosa - Caltech
  • Daniel Gilman - UCLA
  • Jerome Gleyzes - JPL/Caltech
  • Adam Green - UC Riverside
  • Carl Grillmair - IPAC/Caltech
  • Aurelien Hees- UCLA
  • George Helou - Caltech
  • Shoubaneh Hemmati - Caltech/ IPAC
  • Ran Huo - UC Riverside
  • Albert Izard - JPL-Caltech / UC Riverside
  • Nathan Jagannathan - Caltech
  • Lisbeth Jensen - UCLA
  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan - JPL
  • Ryan Keeley - UC Irvine
  • Evan Kirby - Caltech
  • Christina Kreisch - Princeton University/ Carnegie Observatories
  • Anna Kwa - UC Irvine
  • Astrid Lamberts - Caltech
  • Daniel Lenz - JPL/Caltech
  • David Leon - UC San Diego
  • Yu Lu - Carnegie Observatories
  • Alize Magana - UCLA
  • Christine Moran - Caltech
  • Eric Moseley - Caltech
  • Leonidas Moustakas - JPL/Caltech
  • Patrick Murphy - Caltech
  • Lina Necib - Caltech
  • Andrew Newman - Carnegie Observatories
  • Matthew Orr - Caltech
  • Tannaz Oskui - UCLA
  • Ghazaleh Ostovar - USC
  • Louis Penafiel - UC Riverside
  • Elena Pierpaoli - USC
  • Andrés Plazas - JPL/Caltech
  • Yugantar Prakash - UCLA
  • Vikram Ravi - Caltech
  • Nicole Relatores - Carnegie Observatories and USC
  • Tao Ren - UC Riverside
  • Jessica Rodriguez  - Mount Wilson Observatory / Griffith Observatory
  • Laura Sales - UC Riverside
  • Omid Sameie - UC Riverside
  • Denise Schmitz - Caltech
  • Mark Seibert - Carnegie Observatories
  • Michael Shamma - UC Riverside
  • Melanie Simet - UC Riverside/JPL
  • Joshua Simon - Carnegie Observatories
  • Myank Singhal - UCLA
  • Jordan Smolinsky - UC Irvine
  • Daniel Snowden-Ifft - Occidental College
  • Rhoads Stephenson - JPL retired
  • Guochao Sun - Caltech
  • Volodymyr Takhistov - UCLA
  • Philip Tanedo - UC Riverside
  • Tommaso Treu - UCLA
  • Sebastian Trojanowski - UC Irvine
  • Marco Viero - KIPAC/Stanford
  • Jennifer Rittenhouse West - UC Irvine
  • Hai-Bo Yu - UC Riverside
  • Lu Heng Sunny Yu - UC Irvine
  • Zhaoxi Zhang- Caltech

Symposium Presentations

Andrew Benson (Carnegie)
Leonidas Moustakas (JPL/Caltech)
Laura Sales (UC Riverside)
TommasoTreu (UCLA)
Hai-Bo Yu (UC Riverside)
DaMaSCIV Morning Panel Discussion
(721 KB .pdf)
Sheldon Campbell (UCI)
Yanou Cui (UCR)
Raphael Flauger (UCSD)
Elena Pierpaoli (USC)
DaMaSCIV Afternoon Panel Discussion
(1.53 MB .pdf)

Kev Abazajian
UC Irvine

Neutrino Dark Matter and the 3.5 keV Line
(43 MB .pdf)

Simon Birrer
UCLA

Probing Dark Matter with Strong Gravitational Lensing
(10 MB .pdf)

Sheldon Campbell
UC Irvine
Astroparticle Anomalies - Current Hints of Possible Dark Matter Signals
(2.9 MB .pdf)
Yanou Cui
UC Riverside
New Observational Windows for Probing Dark Sectors
(14.4 MB .pdf)
Tim Eifler
JPL
Mapping Dark Matter with the Dark Energy Survey
(17.87 MB .pdf)
Raphael Flauger
UC San Diego
Primodial Black Hole Dark Matter
(4.45 MB .pdf)
Lina Necib
Caltech
Empirical Determination of Dark Matter Velocity Distribution
(13.8 MB .pdf)
Drew Newman
Carnegie Observatories
Astrophysical Constraints on Dark Matter
(17.5 MB .pdf)
Hai-Bo Yu
UC Riverside
Dark Matter at “Colliders”
(13.2 MB .pdf)


  • 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)