July 9, 2020 to December 31, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dear Colleagues,

To promote scientific discussions during this pandemic, we are organizing an online seminar series, i.e. Copernicus Webinar Series, seeking the most outstanding speakers to introduce innovative ideas and important progress in the field of gravity and cosmology. This series is named after the famous Polish Astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, whose discovery eventually marked the dawn of modern science.
We would like to invite you to take part in the upcoming 99th Copernicus Webinars.
Time:                 28th June, Tuesday, 3:00 pm CEST (9 pm Beijing time, 10 pm JST, 9 am EDT)
Speaker:            Gianfranco Bertone (Amsterdam U.)
Title: Dark matter, black holes, and gravitational waves
Abstract: The interplay between dark matter and black holes remains largely unexplored. Dark matter can in principle be *made of* black holes, as long as these are primordial, i.e. they are formed in the very early universe. Dark matter can also *accumulate around* black holes, and modify the rich phenomenology exhibited by these objects. After an overview of the status of dark matter searches, I will discuss the prospects for detecting primordial black holes or robustly ruling them out as dark matter candidates. I will then discuss the prospects for characterizing and identifying dark matter using gravitational waves, covering a wide range of dark matter candidate types and signals.
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 421 480 1692
Passcode: cosmology

This series is co-organised by the cosmology groups in the following institutions (in alphabetical order): 

Harvard University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Jagiellonian University, Kyoto University, Leiden University, Ludwig Maximilians University, McGill University, Perimeter Institute, Polish Society on Relativity, The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, University of Geneva, University of Groningen, University of Science and Technology of China, University of Waterloo.

Science Organising Committee members (in alphabetical order):

Niayesh Afshordi, Robert Brandenberger, Yifu Cai, Xingang Chen, Ema Dimastrogiovanni, Ruth Durrer, Ghazal Geshnizjani, Chunshan Lin, Jerome Martin, Jakub Mielczarek, Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Shinji Mukohyama, Subodh Patil, Misao Sasaki, Sarah Shandera, Wei Song, Alexander Vikman, Yi Wang, Zhong-Zhi Xianyu