19-23 July 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dear friends of IDM,


we had to postpone the IDM conference from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
For 2020 there will be an online-only format free for everybody to attend. Please find the indico page of 2020 here: idm2020.hephy.at



The 13th conference on the identification of dark matter - IDM2021 - is organized by the Institute of high energy physics (HEPHY) in the beautiful city Vienna. The conference will take place from 19-23th of July 2021 at the Technical University Vienna (TU Wien) which is located in the very centre of city in close walking distance to Vienna’s main attractions like Karlsplatz, Stephansdom, Naschmarkt etc.

The aim of IDM is to draw a complete picture on the current knowledge of dark matter from cosmological scale down to particle physics, from accelerator searches to recent results in indirect and direct detection and to give a glance on future prospects and technological advancements on the endeavor to identify dark matter.

We warmly invite you to come and present talks or posters and to join in lively discussion covering all aspects of the study of dark matter and of the hunt to identify its nature. We particularly want to encourage active participation of young researchers in the field and we plan to publish peer-reviewed proceedings. We also aim to give you a real experience of the city and of the surrounding by a Danube river cruise and local, traditional cuisine at the wine tavern Heuriger Fuhrgassl-Huber.


The following topics are the focus of the conference:

  • Direct and indirect detection of dark matter
  • Axions and ALPs
  • Sterile neutrinos
  • Searches for dark matter at accelerators
  • Dark matter simulations
  • Cosmological evidence for dark matter
  • Underground laboratories
  • Background in dark matter searches 
The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.