Light Dark Matter 2019

Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Venezia

Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Venezia

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia VE


The International Workshop on Light Dark Matter @ Accelerators (LDMA) aims to bring together experts from the experimental and theoretical community, interested in the new and fast growing field of light dark matter search at accelerators. It will be the occasion to share expertise spanning from theoretical motivations to experimental techniques for future programs to pursue in mid-energy and high-intensity accelerating facilities.


The workshop will cover the following topics:
  • Theoretical grounds and motivations for light dark matter scenarios
  • Present and future experimental programs at accelerators
  • Status of dark forces searches and future perspectives
  • Latest updates on dark matter direct detection and results from experiments at high-energy colliders
  • Latest updates on ultra-light dark matter searches
  • Constraints and limits from indirect dark matter detection

The workshop is organized in plenary presentation sessions, followed by discussion session to review novel ideas, plans and proposal. 

The workshop is the third of a series, with previous editions hosted at La Biodola in 2017 and in Camogli in 2015.

This workshop is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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  • Aithne Dickson
  • Alessandro Pascolini
  • Andrea Celentano
  • Andreas Ringwald
  • Antonio Davide Polosa
  • Asher Berlin
  • Ashot Gasparian
  • Attila Krasznahorkay
  • Bennett Marsh
  • Biljana Gjorgjievska
  • Brian Batell
  • Celine Boehm
  • Christopher McCabe
  • Claudia Frugiuele
  • Cristiano Galbiati
  • Daniel Snowden-Ifft
  • Danilo Domenici
  • Davide Pinci
  • Elton Smith
  • Enrico Nardi
  • Eric Kuflik
  • Fabio Bossi
  • Federica Giacchino
  • Francesco D'Eramo
  • Gabriele Piperno
  • Giuliana Fiorillo
  • Harikrishnan Ramani
  • Ivica Strezoski
  • Javier Galan
  • Javier Redondo
  • Karen Byrum
  • Laura Zani
  • Luc Darmé
  • Luca Di Luzio
  • Luca Doria
  • Luca Marsicano
  • M. Patrick Decowski
  • Marco Battaglieri
  • Martin Stahlberg
  • Marzio De Napoli
  • Massimo Carpinelli
  • Mauro Raggi
  • Michael Hösgen
  • Michael Wood
  • Michael Wood
  • Mirco Christmann
  • Nunzio Randazzo
  • Oliver Lantwin
  • Omar Moreno
  • Paola Gianotti
  • Paolo Privitera
  • Paolo Valente
  • Patrick Achenbach
  • Philip Cole
  • Qaisar Shafi
  • Qiaoli Yang
  • Rafael de la Madrid
  • Raffaele D'Agnolo
  • Rex Tayloe
  • Riccardo Fantechi
  • Rouven Essig
  • Ruth Pöttgen
  • Shayne Reichard
  • Stefano Davini
  • Surjeet Rajendran
  • Tarek Saab
  • Thomas Jude
  • Thomas Schwetz-Mangold
  • Torsten Akesson
  • Venelin Kozhuharov
  • Vindhyawasini Prasad
  • Walter M. Bonivento
  • Wolfgang Mittig
  • Yonatan Kahn
    • 09:00 09:15
    • 09:15 10:40
      Light Dark Matter Searches at Accelerators 1
      • 09:15
        Overview of Light Dark Matter searches at accelerators 30m
        Speaker: Brian Batell (CERN)
      • 09:45
        Theory Introduction 25m
        Speaker: Claudia Frugiuele (Weizmann institute)
      • 10:10
        Visible Searches: HPS, APEX, MAGIX,DarkLight,SeaQuest, AWAKE++ 30m
        Speaker: Omar Moreno (SLAC)
    • 10:40 11:00
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:00 12:45
      Ultralight Dark Matter Searches 1
      • 11:00
        Overview of Ultra-light dark matter searches 30m
        Speaker: Andreas Ringwald (DESY)
      • 11:30
        Isocurvature Bounds on Axion-like Particle Dark Matter 25m
        Speaker: Thomas Schwetz-Mangold (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
      • 11:55
        The GANDHI Experiment 25m
        Speaker: Harikrishnan Ramani (Berkeley)
      • 12:20
        Recent searches for ultralight bosonic dark matter 25m
        Speaker: DMITRY BUDKER (Helmholtz Institute Mainz)
    • 12:45 14:30
      Lunch 1h 45m
    • 14:30 16:15
      Light Dark Matter Direct Detection 1
      • 14:30
        Overview of Light Dark Matter Direct Detection 30m
        Speaker: Rouven Essig (Stony Brook University)
      • 15:00
        Going beyond the Standard Halo Model 25m
        Speaker: Christopher McCabe (King's College London)
      • 15:25
        Low Mass Results and Prospects with Liquid Argon 25m
        Speaker: Stefano Davini (GE)
      • 15:50
        Recent Results with Liquid Xenon Detectors and Prospects 25m
        Speaker: Shayne Reichard (University of Zurich)
    • 16:15 16:45
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:45 18:30
      Theory 1
      • 16:45
        Sub-GeV Dark Matter and the pre-BBN Universe 25m
        Speaker: Francesco D'Eramo (PD)
      • 17:10
        The Dark Matter Phase Diagram: An Overview of Thermal Relics between keV and TeV 25m
        Speaker: Raffaele Tito D'Agnolo (PI)
      • 17:35
        Light dark sector EFT and long-lived states 25m
        Speaker: Luc Jean Marie Darmé (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 09:00 10:45
      Light Dark Matter Searches at Accelerators 2
      • 09:00
        Light Dark Matter Searches at Proton Beam-Dumps 30m
        Speakers: Oliver Lantwin (University of Zürich) , Rex Tayloe (Indiana U.)
      • 09:30
        Light Dark Matter Searches at Electron Beam-Dumps 25m
        Speaker: Luca Marsicano (GE)
      • 09:55
        Light Dark Matter Searches at MESA: Progress Report 25m
        Speaker: Mirco Christmann
      • 10:20
        Anomalies observed in nuclear transitions indicate the existence of a new particle with mass of 17 MeV/c2. 25m
        Speaker: Attila Krasznahorkay (Inst. of Nucl. Res. of the Hung. Acad. of Sci. (ATOMKI), Head, Division of Nuclear Physics)
    • 10:45 11:15
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:15 12:55
      Light Dark Matter Direct Detection 2
      • 11:15
        Status and Prospects of NaI Direct Detection Experiments 25m
        Speaker: Martin Stahlberg (HEPHY)
      • 11:40
        DAMIC-M: Search for Light Dark Matter with CCDs 25m
        Speaker: P. Privitera
      • 12:05
        Low-Mass DM Searches with Cryogenic Solid-State Detectors 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Tarek Saab (University of Florida)
      • 12:30
        Search for Light Dark Matter with Gas Detectors: Latest Developments 25m
        Speaker: Davide Pinci (ROMA1)
    • 12:55 14:30
      Lunch 1h 35m
    • 14:30 16:15
      Light Dark Matter Searches at Accelerators 3
      • 14:30
        Searching for New Light Particles with Positrons on Target 25m
        Speaker: Venelin Kozhuharov
      • 14:55
        Dark sector searches at B-Factories: BaBar and Belle II first results and prospects 25m
        Speaker: Laura Zani (PI)
      • 15:20
        Light dark matter searches at NA64 and NA64++ 25m
        Speaker: Michael Hösgen (University Bonn)
      • 15:45
        LDMX at S30XL and Future Upgrades 30m
        Speaker: Ruth Pöttgen
    • 16:15 16:45
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:45 18:00
      Theory 2
      • 16:45
        Particle Dark Matter Below an MeV 25m
        Speaker: Asher Berlin (NYU)
      • 17:10
        MeV-GeV Dark Matter Landscape 25m
        Speaker: Eric Kuflik (Hebrew University)
      • 17:35
        Sub-MeV Dark Matter and the Goldstone Excitation of Superfluid Helium 25m
        Speaker: Antonio Davide Polosa (ROMA1)
    • 09:00 10:40
      Light Dark Matter searches at accelerators 4
      • 09:00
        Light Dark Matter Searches at BESIII and KLOE 25m
        Speaker: Vindhyawasini Prasad (University of Science & Technology China)
      • 09:25
        Exotics searches at NA62 25m
        Speaker: Riccardo Fantechi (PI)
      • 09:50
        Searches at LHC Experiments Including FASER 25m
        Speaker: Oliver Lantwin (University of Zürich)
      • 10:15
        The milliQan Experiment: Searching for milli-charged Particles at the LHC 25m
        Speaker: Bennett Marsh (UCSB)
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:10 12:50
      Ultra-light dark Matter Searches 2
      • 11:10
        Magnetic Bubble Chambers 25m
        Speaker: Surjeet Rajendran
      • 11:35
        ABRACADABRA: Current Status and Future Plans 25m
        Speaker: Yonatan Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      • 12:00
        Baby-IAXO & IAXO 25m
        Speaker: Javier Galan (University of Zaragoza)
      • 12:25
        Directional Axion Detection, Resonant Cavities, Dielectric Haloscopes (MADMAX) 25m
        Speaker: Javier Redondo (Universidad de Zaragoza)
    • 12:50 14:30
      Lunch 1h 40m
    • 14:30 15:20
      Light Dark Matter Searches at Accelerators 5
    • 15:20 17:00