Jun 2 – 7, 2024
Île de Noirmoutier, France
Europe/Paris timezone

EDSU-Tools 2024


The EDSU-Tools 2024 conference will be held in island of Noirmoutier (France)  from 2nd to 7th of June 2024.

The ''5th World Summit on Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe ''  is a follow-up of ''World Summit '' conferences held in Galapagos Island (2003), Guadeloupe Island (EDSU2018 and EDSU2020) and La Reunion Island (EDSU2022).

EDSU conferences are among the major venues of interaction between cosmologists and particle and astroparticle physicists. The main goal is to discuss progress and future directions related to outstanding issues, both in Cosmology and in Particle Physics.

EDSU-Tools 2024 has two major additional features : 
- focusing on tools, in the widest sense, allowing physics progress in the above domains i.e.: instrumentation, electronics, big data, AI, theories, models, soft skills...
- and, on june 5th, enlarging tools to the ones used in close by domains of physics namely with interventions in astronomy of planets, quantum physics, photonics, with the participation of Michel Mayor, Nobel Laureate 2019 for exoplanets.

Strong impact on local population is planned through numerous public and school events, see details at Promoting science page.

In particular, on june 4th, a "Table ronde : la vie des 'stars' "  in Noirmoutier en l"Ile will gather  Michel Mayor, astronomer, 2019 Nobel Laureate in physics, Carlo Rovelli, theorist in quantum gravity, author of best seller books in physics, Alexandre Couillon, the local 3* chef, at l'Herbaudière and Chloé Trespeuch, a local Olympic champion, under moderation of Marie Odile Monchicourt, scientific journalist. Note that Olympic Flame wil go through "le Gois", the submersible road linking the continent to Noirmoutier, this very day in the morning.

We hope that original ideas will emerge from exchange between participants from varied experimental, observational and theoretical expertise.

This conference is jointly organised by Subatech Nantes Laboratory and the association Physique-Outremer


Île de Noirmoutier, France
'Village des Quatre Vents" L'Épine

Scientific programme

Dark Matter

Dark Energy

Neutrino Cosmology

Gravitational Waves and Gravity

Multi-messenger Astronomy

Primordial Universe, Inflation and CMB

Tension between the Early and the Late Universe


Advisory Committee

Barry C. Barish (Caltech, USA)

Laura Baudis (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

François Bouchet (IAP Paris, France)

Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Jean-Pierre Luminet (LAM Marseille, France)

Michel Mayor (University of Geneva,  Switzerland)

Adam Riess (John Hopkins University, USA)

Carlo Rovelli (CPT Luminy, France)


Scientific Organizing Committee

David Attié (IRFU, CEA, France)

Stephen Dolan (CERN)

Marian Douspis (IAS, Orsay, France)

Gilles Gerbier (Queen's University, Canada) 

Samira Hassani (CEA Saclay, France)

Sophie Henrot-Versillé (IJCLab, Paris-Saclay University, France)

Bruce Hoeneisen (USFQ, Ecuador)

Thierry Lasserre (IRFU, CEA, France)

Chloe Malbrunot (TRIUMF,. Canada)

Claudia Nones (IRFU, CEA, France)

Pierre Pétroff (IJCLab, Paris-Saclay University,  France ) 

Claudia de Rham (Imperial College, UK)

Dominique Thers (Subatech Nantes, France)  chair

Edwige Tournefier (LAPP Annecy, France)

Christophe Yeche (IRFU, CEA, France)


Local Organizing Committee

David Attié (IRFU, CEA, France)

Gilles Gerbier (Queens University, Canada and IRFU CEA, France)  chair

Claudia Nones (IRFU, CEA, France)

Pierre Pétroff (IJCLab Orsay, France)

Tanja Pierret (Subatech Nantes, France)

Laurent Serin (IJCLab, Orsay, France)

Dominique Thers (Subatech Nantes, France)


Supporting Institutions 




Application for this event is currently open.