Astroparticle Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology
- C. De Clercq ()
- Pierre Brun (Scientific Secretary)
In Europe, ApPEC associated with the Eranet ASPERA, coordinates research in Astroparticle Physics. These bodies have published a roadmap which contains the list of topics under consideration.
From this roadmap, the topics directly related to particle physics will be discussed in the session on Astroparticle Physics:
• Direct and indirect WIMP dark matter searches
• Axion searches
• Neutrino properties extracted from experiments searching for neutrino-less double beta decay and from cosmological data.
• Large underground detectors for the study of proton decay, low energy neutrino astrophysics and geo-neutrinos.
Long baseline neutrino oscillations and other topics related to neutrino physics will be discussed in the session on Physics of Neutrinos.
The talk Astroparticle Physics: status and open questions (C. Spiering) will give an overview of the situation in Europe. A short summary of the ApPEC roadmap will be given, with emphasis on the above topics, and including an overview of the input received from the community.
The second talk (S. Katsanevas) will summarize the situation in the Americas and Asia and will discuss the organizational issues for interregional coordination such as the Astroparticle Physics International Forum (APIF) of the OECD Global Science Forum.
The ApPEC roadmap can be found at http://www.aspera-eu.org/.