- Steven Ahlen (Boston University (US))
Kathryn Zurek (University of Michigan)
I review the current status of the search for dark matter, focused on the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) paradigm. I then discuss how this paradigm is becoming increasingly squeezed by experiment. I argue that well-motivated models are currently missed by the existing suite of experiments, and discuss current efforts to broaden the search for the nature of the dark matter.
David Schlegel (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
I will present our state of knowledge on dark energy from baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) and cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments. The BOSS experiment reaches near the cosmic variance limit of the BAO technique at low redshift, in the epoch of acceleration. Future experiments will focus on higher redshifts where greater precision is possible for dark energy constraints and...
Oliver Gutsche (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
Current and future HEP experiments will record and simulate larger and larger volumes of data, some going well beyond the petabyte scale. To succeed, analysts will need to master modern software and computing technologies to extract physics results from these large datasets. I will review current trends for HEP software and computing and show possible future directions for data analysis in the...