Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden
The nature of Particle Dark Matter is one of the most important
outstanding problems in modern physics. Experiments attacking this problem, not the least the experiments at the LHC, have recently become operational,
thus the quest for answering the question “What is Dark Matter?” enters
a new phase, where the many theoretical ideas can be
confronted with data.
Many of the models predicting Dark Matter
candidates exhibit high dimensional parameter spaces with many
degeneracies and (depending on the probe) expected backgrounds are not very well
constrained. Thus, a combination of all experimental data available
will likely be necessary to arrive at robust conclusions regarding the
nature of dark matter. The aim of the proposed program is to
bring together experimentalists, phenomenologists and model builders in
order to discuss ideas, methods and models for interpreting
the vast amount of data which will be available by 2014.
A minimum stay of one working week is expected from all participants. The format will be organized around presentations in the morning (maximally one or two talks will be scheduled per day), informal discussions, and ample free time for joint project work.
There will be a separate short workshop dedicated to the presentation of latest results. This will be organized 12-14 May, and all participants are kindly invited to join. Registration for this meeting will be announced on a separate webpage. A registration fee will be charged for participation.
More practical details on both the scientific and social program will be posted closer to the starting date of the meeting.
If you want to apply for participation in the program, please fill in the registration form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been accepted. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is strictly limited.
Application deadline: 10 February 2014
Note that a minimum stay of one working week is required and we encourage participants to stay for a period of at least two weeks.
There is no registration fee for participation in the program.
PhD students and young Postdocs may be eligible for travel grants to participate in the program. If you are interested in such a grant, please mark the corresponding field in the application form, briefly summarize your interest in the program in the comments field, and give an estimate of your expected travel expenses. Since only a limited number of grants is available, decision concerning the grants will be made on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified of this shortly after the application deadline.
Nordita provides a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments which are free of charge for program participants. Please indicated your interest in this accommodation when filling the registration form.