Focus week on Indirect Dark Matter Search, Dec 07 - 11, 2009

IPMU will host a focus week on indirect dark matter search at the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo from December 7 till 11 in 2009.

The purpose of this meeting will be to review the current observational and theoretical understandings of the cosmic rays (source, propagation, etc) and exchange ideas and opinions about dark matter models that have been proposed so far.

Date: December 7-11, 2009

Place: Room 633, 6th floor of the General Research Building (Kashiwa Complex), Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo

Registration: (closed)

Organizers: Dan Hooper (FNAL), Stefano Profumo (UCSC), Fuminobu Takahashi (IPMU)

Schedule: We are planning to have several one-hour talks on each daywith plenty time for discussion. About 10 experts will be invited as speakers.

Speakers include:

	• Marco Casolino (INFN, University of Rome Tor Vergata)
	• Paolo Gondolo (University of Utah)
	• Kouichi Hirotani (TIARA/ASIAA-NTHU, Taiwan)
	• Masahiro Hoshino (University of Tokyo)
	• Dan Hooper (FNAL)
	• Alejandro Ibarra (Technische Universitat Munchen)
	• Tesla Jeltema (UCO/Lick Observatories)
	• Philipp Mertsch (Oxford)
	• Igor Moskalenko (Stanford University) [through EVO]
	• Stefano Profumo (UCSC)
	• Surjeet Rajendran (MIT)
	• Pasquale Serpico (CERN)
	• Shoji Torii (Waseda University)
	• Carsten Rott (Ohio State University)
	• Alessandro Strumia (University of Pisa, CERN)
        • Kazunori Kohri (Tohoku)
        • Seong Chan Park (IPMU)
        • Kazunori Nakayama (ICRR)

 

Program:

 

------Dec 7 (Monday)----- 
10:00 - 11:30 [60+30] Marco Casolino, 
"Status and perspectives of Pamela experiment for indirect dark matter search" 

13:30 - 15:00 [60+30] Alejandro Ibarra, 
"Cosmic-ray signatures of dark matter decay" 

15:00 - 15:30 coffee break 

15:30 - 17:00 [60+30] Pasquale Serpico, 
"Astrophysical sources of CR antimatter" 

------Dec 8 (Tuesday)----- 
10:00 - 11:30  [60+30] Paolo Gondolo, 
"Dark Stars, or How Dark Matter Can Make a Star Shine" 

11:30 - 12:00  [25+5]   Kazunori Nakayama, 
"Neutrino/gamma-ray signals from annihilating/decaying dark matter" 

13:30 - 15:00 [60+30] Shoji Torii, 
"The CALET mission to search for the nearby cosmic-ray sources and for dark matter" 

15:00 - 15:30 coffee break 

15:30 - 17:00 [60+30] Kouichi Hirotani, 
"Electron-positron Pair Production in Pulsar Magnetospheres" 

17:00 - 17:20 (very short talks for poster presentation)
1. Arman Esmaili
2. Marcos Valdes
3. Naoki Yoshida
4. Sourav Mandal
5. Fuminobu Takahashi
-----Dec 9 (Wednesday)----- 9:00 - 10:00 [50+10] Igor Moskalenko [thru video] "Astrophysics of Cosmic Rays: Turning New Pages" 10:30 - 11:00 [25+5] Philipp Mertsch, "On cosmic ray acceleration in supernova remnants and the FERMI/PAMELA data" 11:00 - 11:30 [25+5] Surjeet Rajendran, "Astrophysical Probes of Unification" 13:30 - 15:00 [60+30] Tesla Jeltema, "Constraints on Dark Matter Annihilation with Fermi Observations of Dwarfs and Clusters" 15:00 - 15:30 coffee break 15:30 - 17:00 [60+30] Carsten Rott, "Dark Matter Searches with Neutrino Telescopes" 17:00 - 17:30 [25+5] Seong Chan Park, "Kaluza-Klein DM in UED & split-UED" 17:30 - 18:00 [25+5] Kazunori Kohri, "Search of dark matter by big-bang nucleosynthesis" 18:30 - Banquet at "IKOI" -----Dec 10 (Thursday)----- 10:00 - 11:30 [60+30] Dan Hooper, "cosmic ray and gamma ray searches for dark matter" 13:30 - 14:30 [ACP seminar] Harald Fritzsch, "Flavor Mixing, Neutrino Masses and Neutrino Oscillations" 15:00 - 15:30 coffee break 15:30 - 17:00 [60+30] Alessandro Strumia, "Dark Matter Interpretations of the Electron/Positron Excesses after FERMI" -----Dec 11 (Friday)----- 10:00 - 11:30 [60+30] Masahiro Hoshino, "Collisionless Shocks as Particle Accelerator in the Universe" 13:30 - 15:00 [60+30] Stefano Profumo, "Cosmic ray electrons and positrons from Fermi gamma-ray pulsars" -end of focus week- 15:30 - 17:00 [ICRR seminar] Kenichi Imai, "Search for dark matter axion with Rydberg atom"

Due to the limited time slots, we were not able to accept all the subscribed talks. If one would like to give a poster presentation, please contact Fuminobu Takahashi (fuminobu.takahashi_at_ipmu.jp).