Dec 11 – 13, 2023
Botanical Garden of Sapienza University
Europe/Rome timezone

This workshop will be on Dec 11-13, 2023 at the beautiful location of the Botanical Garden of Sapienza University of Rome, located in Trastevere. It will bring together experts on early universe cosmology, primordial black hole formation and evolution, and gravitational-wave science to discuss how the PBH scenario confronts with current and future data. 

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The program will include ample time for discussions and few slots for contibuted talks. The dealine for abstract submission is Oct 31st. 

There is not registration fee. The venue can accomodate abliut 100 people, therefore we encourage to register in advance: the first screening of participants will be done at the end of September. According to the availability of places registrations will be accepted up to Dec 1st. 

On Tuesday 12 December we will have a conference dinner (approx 40€ to be paid on site). 


List of topics:

Status and future of primordial black hole science

PBH formation and numerical simulations

Synergies with particle dark matter models

Inflationary scenarios 

Clustering and N-body PBH simulations

PBH merger rates

Modelling accretion onto PBHs and its role on constraints

PBH confront GW data: status and future prospects


List of invited speakers and moderators:

Chris Byrnes (University of Sussex, UK)                
Marco Bruni (University of Portsmouth, UK) - TBC                
Bernard Carr (Queen Mary University of London, UK)                                         
Gabriele Franciolini (Sapienza University of Rome, IT)               
Daniele Gaggero (University of Pisa, IT)           
Tomohiro Harada (Rikkyo University of Tokyo, JP)       
Andrea Mitridate (DESY, DE)                
Martti Raidal (NICPB Tallin, EE)               
Antonio Riotto (University of Geneve, CH)                   
Jun'ichi Yokoyama (University of Tokyo, JP) - TBC         
Sam Young (Univeristy of Leiden, NL)        

Scientific Secretariat: Alessandra Curto                
Organizing Committee: Ilia Musco, Paolo Pani, Alfredo Urbano

Support: This event is supported by INFN Fellini Fellowship DarkPBH "Dark Matter and Gravitational Waves" (H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016 G.A. n. 754496) and by the ERC project DarkGRA “​Unveiling the dark universe with gravitational waves” (ERC-2017-StG 757480).


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Botanical Garden of Sapienza University
Largo Cristina di Svezia, 23 A - 24, 00165 Roma (RM)
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