Aug 25 – 27, 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone


EXPLORE stands for "EXPeriential Learning Opportunity through Research and Exchange” ( It is the first German-Canadian undergraduate student research collaboration in theoretical astroparticle physics and brings together students from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and York University in Toronto, Canada. The EXPLORE project is mentored by five faculty members from York University and Goethe University:

Nassim Bozorgnia (York University)
Saeed Rastgoo (York University)
Laura Sagunski (Goethe University)
Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich (Goethe University)
Sean Tulin (York University)

In EXPLORE, students from Goethe University and York University work together in diverse, international research teams to explore the most fascinating and yet unsolved mysteries of modern physics. This summer, we have explored the yet unknown particle properties of dark matter with powerful astrophysical probes such as neutron stars and gravitational waves!

The EXPLORE students will present the outcome of their research at this workshop. We have also invited two plenary speakers who are experts on dark matter: Rebecca Leane (SLAC) and Andrew Robertson (Durham University). Everyone who is interested, not matter if student, postdoc or faculty, is invited to join the workshop!


The EXPLORE project is supported by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) at York University and the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions”.


Gather town + Zoom
Application for this event is currently open.