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MITP Workshop
MITP Workshop "Cosmic-Rays and Photons from Dark Matter Annihilation: Theoretical Issues"
from 29 June 2013 to 02 July 2013 Schloss Waldthausen near Mainz, Germany
Indirect detection of dark matter through galactic cosmic-rays and photon emission has received renewed attention in the wake of observations like a positron excess and tentative gamma-ray lines. This workshop will bring together researchers interested in refining the physics and astrophysics of dark matter annihilation in dark halos. Among the issues: systematics of particle theories, calculational methods, connection to direct and other searches, cosmic ray propagation models, and small scale structure of dark halos.

This MITP workshop follows immediately the "9th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs, and WISPs," which takes place at the same location June 23-28, 2013 (scientific program starting June 24).

Scientists interested in participating to the topical workshop are encouraged to apply and submit abstracts by May 29, 2013 via the application form on the left. Participants to the topical workshop can receive full board and lodging at Schloss Waldthausen from the evening of June 28 to the evening of July 2. Participation is subject to approval.

MITP provides unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary exchange between researchers from different fields of expertise in theoretical physics. The Institute is part of the Excellence Cluster PRISMA and is located on the campus of Johannes Gutenberg-University. For further information and other opportunities at MITP, please see

External organizers:
Paolo Gondolo (University of Utah)
Joakim Edsjo (Stockholm University)
Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)

Local organizer at MITP:
Uwe Oberlack

Dates: from 29 June 2013 08:00 to 02 July 2013 18:00
Location: Schloss Waldthausen near Mainz, Germany
Material: more information
Additional info: Arrival by plane
* from Frankfurt/Main airport Regionalbahnhof (local railway station, Terminal 1, Level 1) you either take S8 (Direction Wiesbaden Hbf) or Regionalbahn (local train) to Mainz Hbf. The trains usually leave from regio-platform 1-3, the ride takes about 25 minutes and costs appr. 5,70 €. Tickets are available from ticket machines, situated at the local railway station. Remember that you will need to obtain a ticket before boarding the train.
* from Frankfurt-Hahn airport take a bus shuttle to Mainz (see The ride takes 70 minutes and costs appr. 13 €.
Arrival by train
see Local bus service: take bus line 64 (direction “Budenheim/Bahnhof”) from Mainz main station to Budenheim/Schloss Waldthausen (20 mins), for details see
Conference venue
Schloss Waldthausen is located outside the city center of Mainz in a remote and quiet area. The city of Mainz can be reached via bus or taxi. Recreation facilities (gym hall etc.) are available to guests by prior reservation free of charge. Parking is also available without charge. Internet access is available in the conference area.

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