Dark matter is a cornerstone of the cosmological Standard Model, but we only have evidence for it through its gravitational effects. Experimental results to date have provided inconclusive but tantalizing evidence for the particle nature of dark matter. In the coming months, experimental developments are expected to shed light on some of its fundamental properties. A significant advance in our understanding may follow. The complementary approaches to detecting dark matter are reaching sensitivities which will probe many dark matter theories. At the same time, there has been exciting new research elucidating the possible theoretical frameworks for dark matter. This Aspen Winter Workshop will focus on synthesizing these latest experimental results and theoretical developments, determining the implications for dark matter properties, and pinpointing future directions in this rapidly evolving field.
Starts 28 Jan 2013 16:00
Ends 3 Feb 2013 12:00
Aspen Center for Physics
700 W. Gillespie Street Aspen, CO 81611
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Princeton University Laura Baudis, University of Zurich Roger Blandford, SLAC Elliot Bloom, SLAC Jonathan Feng, University of California, Irvine Katherine Freese, University of Michigan Graciela Gelmini, University of California, Los Angeles Sunil Golwala, Caltech Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin, Madison JoAnne Hewett, SLAC Gordan Kane, University of Michigan Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago Joe Lykken, Fermilab Patricia McBride, Fermilab Stefano Profumo, University of California, Santa Cruz Maria Spiropulu, Caltech Pierre Sikivie, University of Florida Michael Turner, University of Chicago Neal Weiner, New York University Kathryn Zurek, University of Michigan