17-21 December 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Light Dark World 2018 

December 17 - 21, 2018

KAIST, Daejeon, Korea

Light Dark World 2018 is the third meeting of the Light Dark World International Forum. It will be held on December 17 - 21, 2018 at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, South Korea.

Light Dark World 2018 will continue the successful past meetings, Light Dark World 2016 and Light Dark World 2017, and bring together global experts from experiment and theory to discuss recent advances in the field of light new particles beyond the Standard Model, as well as develop new opportunities to study new light hypothetical particles, including light gauge bosons, light dark matter, axions and axion-like particles, sterile neutrinos and more.




  • The timetable is only tentative and may change.
  • All talks are invitation only, but anyone is welcomed to attend the forum after the registration (no registraton fee).
  • [Important!] Recently, we changed our hotel to "Hotel ICC", which is supposed to be a more comfortable one. A bus will be arranged between KAIST (forum venue) and Hotel ICC.

Yang Seung-Taek Auditorium (2F), Building E9
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Confirmed Invited Speakers:

​​​​Prateek Agrawal (Havard)
Wolfgang Altmannshofer (Cincinnati)
Dipanwita Banerjee (CERN) - NA64: Status and Plans
Kimberly Boddy (Johns Hopkins)
Eung Jin Chun (KIAS) - Flavorful axion phenomenology
Patrick deNiverville (IBS)
Jinn-Ouk Gong (KASI)
Stefania Gori (Cincinnati)
Koichi Hamaguchi (Tokyo) - A Limit on Axion from the Cooling Neutron Star in Cassiopeia A
Dan Hooper (Fermilab)
Alejandro Ibarra (TUM)
Ahmed Ismail (Pittsburgh)
Yeongduk Kim (IBS)
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS)
Hyun Min Lee (Chung-Ang)
Seongchan Park (Yonsei)
Sushant Raut (IBS)
Marianna Safronova (Delaware)
Yannis Semertzidis (KAIST/IBS)
Wen Yin (KAIST)
Tien-Tien Yu (Oregon)


Organizing Committee:

Brian Batell (Pittsburgh)   co-chair
Patrick deNiverville (IBS)
Ahmed Ismail (Pittsburgh)
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS)
Hye-Sung Lee (KAIST)   co-chair

Sponsored partly by:

   KAIST Advanced Institute for Science-X (KAIX) program


Title photo is from NASA  (http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/)  with a slight enhancement effect.

Registration for this event is currently open.
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