Dec 16 – 19, 2012
Geilo, Dr Holms Hotel, Norway.
Europe/Zurich timezone

First Topical Meeting  on Consequences of the  Higgs discovery for Dark Matter searches.

Dr Holms Hotel, Geilo , Norway.


This topical meeting follows the spirit of Nordic Particle Physics Meetings. It takes
place in a traditional Norwegian mountain resort, this time in a famous  Dr Holms Hotel, Geilo , Norway. The scientific programme starts on Monday 17th of December  and ends on Wednesday the 19th of December. The travel days are 16th and 19th of December. The program is composed of overview presentations and contributed talks of some of the most actual topics in particle- and astroparticle physics, with an emphasis on consequences of the Higgs discovery on Dark Matter Searches. There will be also a special outreach  session on educational data sharing with the public, in astroparticle and particle physics. The registration/abstract submission deadline is 2nd of December.

Speakers include

  •  Sofia Vallecorsa, Non-collider DM searches.
  •  Pamela Ferrari, Higgs searches and measurement at the LHC.
  •  Nazila Mahmoudi, From Higgs to Dark Matter, models.
  •  Sigve Haug  SUSY and Dark Matter.
  •  Heidi Sandaker, Linking accelerator and non-accelerator DM searches.

Travel information

Train from Oslo or Bergen to Geilo train station. For international travelers it is recommended to fly  to Oslo Gardermoen or Bergen Flesland arriving on Sunday 16th of December and then take a train to Geilo. The train trip takes close to 4 hours and it is following scenic Oslo-Bergen train route.  There are non-expensive flights to Oslo by from many places in the world, there are convenient flights with KLM, both to Bergen and Oslo. There is a convenient KLM connection from Geneva  via Bergen:

On Sunday:KLM Arrive at Bergen airport at 12:15, train at 13:53 or 15:58. On Wednesday: Arrive at Bergen train station at 14:52,KLM  fly back at 17:15.

The connection between Airport and train station can be realized by the airport bus (around 25m, every 15m) or a taxi (around 20m). Trains from Bergen to Geilo can be booked here


Follow scenic train route from Bergen to Oslo on youtube, Geilo is close to half way

Conference fee

A conference fee of 720 CHF covers hotel with full board.
It can be payed directly via this webpage, or in the hotel, in this case
it might increase subject to CHF/NOK rate. Invited speakers are
exempt from the fee.


Accommodation was pre-booked in single rooms, full board for
20 participants, and it will be organized for you once  you register.


Local organizing committee:

  • Anna Lipniacka (University of Bergen),
  • Heidi Sandaker (University of Bergen),
  • Marzieh Vahabi (Univeristy of Bergen).

Recent Nordic conferences in particle physics:

Spaatind 2012 (org NBI) Spaatind 2010 (org Bergen) Spaatind 2008 (org Helsinki) Spaatind 2006 (org Sweden) Spaatind 2004 (org NBI - dead link - sorry) Spaatind 2002 (org Oslo) ......


Excellent cross country skiing.
Also good downhill slopes.
Beautiful spa facilities and swimming pool in the hotel.

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Geilo, Dr Holms Hotel, Norway.
Geilo, Dr Holms Hotel, Norway.