Jul 18 – 22, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dear friends of IDM,

due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to postpone the IDM conference to July 18-22, 2022 (to be confirmed). Abstract submission will reopen in September 2021.

The 13th conference on the identification of dark matter - IDM2022 - is organized by the Institute of high energy physics (HEPHY) in the beautiful city Vienna. The conference is planned from 18-22th of July 2022 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