Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone


Date & Time:  Monday 23rd June 2014, 08:00 - 09:00

Location:  Tuschinski Theatre, Main Foyer

Conference participants are kindly asked to register and collect their conference packs and badges between 08:00 - 09:00 on Monday 23rd June 2014.  Registration desks will be set up in the main foyer of the Tuschinski Theatre.

Mid-Week Registration

Participants arriving later in the week will be able to register on all subsequent days between 08:30 - 09:00.  If you are arriving during the day, please make sure to pick up a badge and conference pack from one of the on-site support staff.

Early Registration (participants attending the Symposium on the History and Future of Dark Matter only)

Date & Time:  Sunday 22nd June 2014, 12:30 - 14:00

Location:  Koepelkerk

Participants attending the above symposium can register for the conference and collect their conference packs and badges early.  It is important that you wear your badges at all times whilst at+ the conference venue. 


"Astroparticle Physics: a joint TeVPA/IDM conference" brings together two major international conference series in Astroparticle Physics: TeV Particle Astrophysics and Identification of Dark Matter.

This 6-day conference aims to provide the stage for the most recent advances in the booming field of Astroparticle Physics, bringing to Amsterdam - a city that has recently invested a lot into this research area through initiatives like GRAPPA and the D-ITP - leading members of the scientific communities that are contributing to its success. 
The scientific programme will include topics such as: 

  • Cosmic Rays
  • Dark Matter in Cosmology
  • Direct Dark Matter Searches
  • Indirect Dark Matter Searches
  • High Energy Particle Physics
  • Neutrinos
  • High Energy Astrophysics


The conference will be held at the Tuschinski Theatre, an extraordinary landmark in the heart of Amsterdam, which was built in 1921 in a spectacular mix of Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium, which hosts many Dutch film premieres, is considered one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.

For further information on the venue, including address and directions, please visit the Venue and Location page via the main menu.

Conference Dinner
A special social event is planned at Het Scheepvaartmuseum. It will include a guided visit to the exhibition halls and a sumptuous dinner under the recently installed Atrium. 

Participants are welcome to bring guests to the conference dinner.  Guest Conference Dinner Passes can be purchased along with the Conference Pass when registering via the online registration form. 

Further information can be found on the Social Programme page, via the main menu.

Registration and Abstract Submission

The schedule of the conference is organized with plenary sessions in the mornings, and parallel sessions in the afternoon.


Registration for this conference is via our online registration form (see main menu) and conference fees are as follows:

Early Bird Registration (until 15 April):  €355,00
Full Registration (until 12 June):  €430,00

Please note that the Early Bird fee is only valid if you pay before the 15th April 2014.  Registering alone will not guarantee you the reduced rate.

The above conference fees also cover a full social programme, including the conference dinner.  Please continue to check the website for updates regarding the social programme.

Abstract Submission:

If you are interested in giving a talk at one of the afternoon parallel sessions, please submit your abstract via our abstract submission system, which is separate to the registration form and accessible via the Abstract Submission tab in the main menu.

Abstract Review:

Participants wishing to take advantage of the early bird registration fee should submit their abstract no later than the 1st April 2014.  We will then endeavour to review the abstracts and notify participants of the outcome before this deadline, which is the 15 April 2014.

Please note that abstract submission for this conference closes on the Sunday 11 May 2014 and registration closes on the Thursday 12 June 2014.

Practical Information:

Travel and Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements, but in anticipation of the busy summer period in Amsterdam, the conference organisers have block booked a number of rooms with various hotels in the city centre.  Please see the Accommodation page for more details.


Participants requiring a Visa for their trip should let organisers know in advance, so that the appropriate invitation letters can be sent out in good time.  Participants submitting abstracts to the afternoon sessions should contact the session conveners directly (see Scienctific Programme).  Participants who are not planning on giving a presentation should contact the organisers directly, at app14@uva.nl. 

Local Organising Committee:

Shin'ichiro Ando (GRAPPA)
Stan Bentvelsen (NIKHEF)
David Berge (GRAPPA/ Institute of High Energy Physics)
Gianfranco Bertone (GRAPPA) - Chair
Patrick Decowski (NIKHEF)
Paul de Jong (NIKHEF)
Sera Markoff (Anton Pannekoek Institute/ GRAPPA)
Kalliopi Petraki (NIKHEF)
Marieke Postma (NIKHEF)
Jacco Vink (Anton Pannekoek Institute/ GRAPPA)
Christoph Weniger (GRAPPA)
Fabio Zandanel (GRAPPA)

The international Scientific Committee of this conference includes all the members of the Steering Committee of the IDM and the TeVPA conference series. Please follow the links to see the composition of the committees.

For questions, please contact the conference secretary at app14@uva.nl.

This conference is sponsored by the following organisations:




Tuschinski Theatre Reguliersbreestraat 26 1017 CN Amsterdam