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DARK 2004

Fifth International Heidelberg Conference on

DARK MATTER IN ASTRO AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
3-9 October, 2004

Multiple Generations of Stars in the Tarantula Nebula



CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

CHAIRMEN OF THE CONFERENCE : H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
    R. Arnowitt (Texas A&M)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE : R. Allen
    R. Arnowitt, Chair
    R. Bryan
    V. Kocharovsky
    C. Pope
    E. Sezgin
    J. White
SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY : I. Krivosheina (MPI-K Heidelberg and NIRFI, Nishnij Novgorod)
CONFERENCE SECRETARY : Ms. Beverly Guster
    Department of Physics
    Texas A&M University
    Tel: (979)845-3622 (during conference hours)
    Fax: (979)845-8674
    b-guster@physics.tamu.edu


CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION


The international Heidelberg conference on "Dark Matter in Astro and Particle Physics" is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together scientists working in fields as diverse as cosmology, astrophysics, particle and nuclear physics. The aim of the conference is to discuss the nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy which dominate our universe. The first three conferences took place in 1996, 1998, and 2000 in Heidelberg Germany (which gave the conference its name) and the 2002 conference took place in Cape Town South Africa. DARK 2004 will be hosted by the George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute For Fundamental Physics, of the Department of Physics Texas A&M University. Arrival date is Sunday October 3.

Physics Department at Texas A&M University



CONFERENCE PROGRAM


All conference talks will take place in Room 601 Rudder Tower. In addition there are other rooms we have reserved in Rudder Tower which the conferees may use for private discussions: Room 501 on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday, and Room 308 on Thursday and Saturday. In addition to the conference talks there will be five public lectures: Adam Reiss (Monday), Charles Bennett (Tuesday), Eric Linder and Wendy Freedman (Thursday) and Rocky Kolb (Friday). We have listed these talks in the program, and all conferees are invited to attend them.



Program

Monday, October 4

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

9:00 AM

Charles Bennett

WMAP Cosmology

9:30 AM

Alain Blanchard

Cosmological Interpretation From the High Redshift Clusters Observed Within The XMM-Newton Omega-Project

10:00 AM

Olivier Dore

Present and Future CMB Measurements

10:30 AM

Coffee Break
 

 

11:00 AM

Andreas Eckart

The Milky Ways Black Hole And Central Stellar Cluster: Variable Emission From SgrA*

11:30 AM

Burkhard Fuchs

Wakes In Dark Matter Halos

12:00 PM


Ryoji Enomoto

Detection Of VHE Gamma Rays From The Glactic Center And Indirect Search For Cold Dark Matter

12:30 PM

Lunch Break



2:00 PM

Alexey Vikhlinin

Chandra Observations Of The Outer Regions Of Galaxy Clusters And Their Implication For The Cluster-Based Cosmological Constraints.

2:30 PM

Alexander Kusenko

Dark Matter And Pulsar Kicks From A Singlet Neutrino

3:00 PM

Coffee Break



3:30 PM

Yvonne Wong

Gravitational Clustering Of Relic Neutrinos and Implications For Their Detection


4:00 PM

Wim de Boer

Excess Of EGRET Galactic Gamma Rays Interpreted As Signal Of Dark Matter Annihilation

7:30 PM

Adam Riess

(Public Lecture)

Rudder Theater

Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

Tuesday, October 5

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

8:45 AM

Adam Riess

Kinematics and Supernovae at z>1

9:30 AM

Kim Griest

Probing Dark Objects Via Gravitational Lensing

10:00 AM

George Kraniotis

Precise Theory of Orbits in General Relativity, the Cosmological Constant and the Perihelion Precession of Mercury

10:30 AM

Coffee Break



11:00 AM

Keith Olive

Dark Matter Candidates in Supersymmetric Models

11:30 AM

Leszek Roszkowski

SUSY "Exotica": Gravitino and Axino as Cold Dark Matter

12:00 PM


Lunch Break




2:00 PM

Bhaskar Dutta

Dark Matter And Colliders

2:30 PM

Howard Baer

Indirect, Direct And Collider Detection Of Neutralino Dark Matter

3:00 PM

Coffee Break



3:30 PM

Nicolao Fornengo

Light Neutralino Dark Matter In Gaugino Non-Universal Models

4:00 PM

Ioannis Vergados

Exploring Novel Signatures in the Direct Neutralino Detection Experiments

4:30 PM

Kris Sigurdson

How Dark Is Dark? Electromagnetic Interactions In The Dark Sector

7:30 PM

Charles L. Bennett

(Public Lecture)

Chemistry Room 100

3-2-1 Blastoff: A Tour of the Universe

Wednesday, October 6

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

9:00 AM

Eric Linder

Complementary Probes Of Dark Energy

9:30 AM

Priscilla Cushman

Dark Matter Limits From g-2: Present And Future

10:00 AM

Dimitri Nanopoulos

Brany Liouville Inflation and Acceleration

10:30 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM

Pran Nath

Upper Limits On Sparticle Masses From WMAP Dark Matter Constraints

With Modular Invariant Soft Breaking


11:30 AM

Paolo Gondolo

How Can We Make Sure We Detect Dark Matter?”

12:00 PM

Lunch Break


2:00 PM

Pierluigi Belli

DAMA/NaI results On Dark Matter Particles By Annual Modulation Signature

2:45 PM

Paul Brink

Latest CDMS II WIMP Search Results From The Soudan Underground Laboratory

3:15 PM

Irina Krivosheina

Search For Dark Matter With Genius-TF and HDMS

3:45 PM

Coffee Break


4:15 PM

Roland Luscher

The Zeplin-1 Liquid Xenon Dark Matter Detector

4:45 PM

Atsushi Takeda

WIMP-Wind Detection With An Advanced Gaseous Tracking Device

7:00 PM

BANQUET

CHRISTOPHER’S WORLD GRILL

Thursday, October 7

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

8:45 AM

Wendy Freedman

Low Redshift Supernovae (z < 0.8)

9:15 AM

Rocky Kolb

Effect Of Inhomogeneties On The Expansion Rate Of The Universe

10:00 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM

Hanguo Wang

Zeplin II/III –Status Of Zeplin Two-Phase Liquid Xenon Dark Matter Detectors

11:00 AM

Riccardo Cerulli

DAMA/LIBRA and Beyond

11:30 AM

Neil Spooner

DRIFT and Prospects For A Large Scale Directional WIMP Detector

12:00 PM

Chikaori Mitsuda

Recent Status of XMASS Project

12:30 PM


Lunch Break


2:00 PM

David Cline

Prospects for US Underground Laboratory for Proton Decay and LBL Neutrino Oscillations

2:30 PM

David Cline

The Need And Prospects For One Ton Dark Matter Detectors

3:00 PM

Coffee Break


4:00 PM

Eric Linder

(Public Lecture)

Exploring the History and Fate of the Universe

5:30 PM

Reception

Faculty Club – Rudder Tower

7:30 PM

Wendy Freedman

(Public Lecture)

Rudder Theater

Exploring the Universe in the New Millennium

Friday, October 8

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

8:45 AM

Richard Schnee

SuperCDMS - a ton-scale cryogenic dark matter and supersymmetry search

9:15 AM

Nigel Smith

ZEPLIN IV/Max - A Tonne-Scale Dark Matter Detector Using Xenon

9:45 AM

Elena Aprile

The XENON Dark Matter Experiment

10:15 AM

Coffee Break


10:45 AM

Hans Klapdor-Kleingrothous

First Evidence For Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay And Consequences For Particle Physics

11:30 AM

Dante Nakazawa

COUPP, The Chicago Observatory For Underground Particle Physics

12:00 PM

James White

SIGN, A Neon-Based Dark Matter Detector

12:30 PM


Lunch Break


2:00 PM

Peter McIntyre

Hybrid Dipoles For Upgrading LHC to SSC: New Technology May Extend the Energy Frontier

2:30 PM

Silvia Constantini

Neutralino Searches From LEP to LHC

3:00 PM

Robert Webb

Neutrino Oscillations: An Update On The MINOS Experiment At Fermilab

3:30 PM

Coffee Break


4:00 PM

Antonio Masiero

Implications Of Scalar-Tensor Theories Of Gravity For Dark Matter And Leptogenesis


4:30 PM

Lee Loveridge

Supersymmetric Dark Matter Q-balls And Their Interactions In Matter

7:30 PM

Edward W. (Rocky)Kolb

(Public Lecture)

Rudder Tower, Room 301

The Quantum and the Cosmos

Saturday, October 9

TIME

SPEAKER

TITLE

9:00 AM

Anatoly Svidzinsky

Pointlike Quasars as Axionic Bubbles

9:30 AM

Jihn E. Kim

String Trinification Or New Baryogenesis

10:00 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM

Vitaly Kocharovsky

Nonlinear dynamics of gravity and matter creation in a cosmology with an unbounded Hamiltonian

11:00 AM

Margarida Rebelo

Leptonic CP Violation and Baryon Asymmetry


11:30 AM

Mariana Kirchbach

C And P Symmetries Of Space-Time As Origin Of Dirac And Majorana Particles

12:00 AM

Ludvig Popeko



End of Conference



MAJOR CONFERENCE TOPICS


Major topics of DARK 2004 are:

  1. Cosmic microwave background, dark matter and dark energy
  2. High redshift supernovae, dark matter and dark energy
  3. Dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies
  4. Gravitational lensing and microlensing and dark matter
  5. Neutrino oscillations and neutrino dark matter
  6. Structure on large and subgalactic scales and properties of dark matter
  7. Dark matter candidates beyond the Standard Model
  8. Indirect WIMP searches
  9. Axion dark matter theory and searches
  10. Supermassive compact dark objects at the galactic centers
  11. Status and perspectives of direct dark matter search
  12. Antimatter search

In addition to talks on the above topics, we are planning to have three special sessions at the conference devoted to dark matter detection. Session 1 will discuss current data from the different detector groups. Session 2 will be concerned with new detectors that will be on line in the near future, and Session 3 will discuss future one ton detectors and new approaches to dark matter detection. The idea is to be able to present to the active workers in the field a broad picture of the current status and future plans for dark matter detection, and we are contacting the major detector groups for this purpose. At present, there will be speakers from the following groups: CDMS, DAMA/LIBRA, Drift, EDELWEISS, GENIUS, Liquid Bubble Chamber, XENON, XMASS and ZEPLIN.



CONFERENCE SPEAKERS


Elena Aprile (Columbia University)
Pierluigi Belli (Universita di Roma)
Charles Bennett (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Alain Blanchard (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees)
Paul Brink (Stanford University)
Riccardo Cerulli (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)
David Cline (University of California at Los Angeles)
Silvia Costantini (University of Rome 1 and INFN)
Priscilla Cushman (University of Minnesota)
Wim De Boer (Karlsruhe University)
Olivier Dore (Princeton University)
Bhaskar Dutta (University of Regina)
Andreas Eckart (Universitat zu Koln)
Ryoji Enomoto (University of Tokyo)
Nicolao Fornengo (Turin University)
Wendy Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution)
Burkhard Fuchs (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg)
Paolo Gondolo (University of Utah)
Kim Griest (University of California at San Diego)
Alex Gurevitch (Lebedev Institute of Physics)
Jihn E. Kim (Seoul National University)
Mariana Kirchbach (San Luis Potosi Uinversity)
Hans Klapdor-Kleingrothaus (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
Vitaly Kocharovsky (Texas A&M University)
Edward Kolb (Fermilab-University of Chicago)
George Kraniotis (Texas A&M University)
Irina Krivosheina (MPI-K Heidelberg and NIRFI, Nishnij Novgorod)
Alexander Kusenko (University of California, Los Angeles)
Eric Linder (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
Lee Loveridge (University of California, Los Angeles)
Roland Luscher (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Antonio Masiero (University of Padova)
Chikaori Matsuda (University of Tokyo)
Peter McIntyre (Texas A&M University)
Dante Nakazawa (University of Chcago)
Dimitri Nanopoulos (Texas A&M University)
Pran Nath (Northeastern Univeristy)
Keith Olive (University of Minnesota)
Ludvig Popeko (St-Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute)
Margarida Rebelo (CERN)
Adam Riess (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Leszek Roszkowski (University of Sheffield)
Mikhail Sazhin (Sternberg Astronomical Institute)
Richard Schnee (Case Western Reserve University)
Kris Sigurdson (California Institute of Technology)
Nigel Smith (Rutherford Appelton Laboratory)
Neil Spooner (University of Sheffield)
Alexander Studenikin (Moscow State University)
Anatoly Svidzinsky (Texas A&M University)
Atsushi Takeda (Kyoto University)
Ioannis Vergados (University of Ioannina)
Alexey Vikhlinin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Hanguo Wang (University of California, Los Angeles)
Robert Webb (Texas A&M University)
James White (Texas A&M University)
Yvonne Wong (DESY)



REGISTRATION


The conference fees are: US $325 until August 1, 2004 US $350 after August 1, 2004 The conference fees include the welcoming party, coffee breaks, excursion, conference banquet and a copy of the proceedings. Conference fees can be paid by major credit cards or in cash in US $. The conference will provide bussing from the Hilton hotel to the university conference building. Some hotels have free pickups from the College Station airport (Easterwood Airport). The registration form can be found here:
The registration form using a secure connection



TRAVEL INFORMATION


College Station is serviced by the international airports at Dallas and Houston with commuter flights by American Airlines from Dallas to College Station (about 50 minutes) and by Continental Airlines from Houston to College Station (about 35 minutes). It is possible to rent a car in Houston and drive to College Station (about an hour and 45 minutes). However, parking on campus is exceedingly difficult. (The drive from Dallas to College Station is 3 1/2 to 4 hours.)



COMPUTER AND INTERNET FACILITIES


Wireless laptops will operate in Room 601 Rudder Tower. There will be laptop connections for non wireless operation in the rear of Room 601 as well as several computers allowing connection to the internet. Staff will be available in the rear of Room 601 for help.



SOCIAL PROGRAM


There will be a reception Sunday, October 3, 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Faculty Club, top floor of Rudder Tower (buses to Rudder Tower will leave starting 6:15 PM from the Hilton Hotel, and will circle back and forth during the reception).

The Conference banquet is on Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm at Christopher's World Grill. Busses will leave from the Hilton at 6:30 PM. The banquet is free to all registered conferees. However, we need to tell the restaurant how many will attend by September 30. If you plan to register when you arrive, please e-mail Beverly (b-guster@physics.tamu.edu) ahead of time if you plan to attend the banquet (and specify vegetarian or non-vegetarian).



CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Directions for preparing a camera ready copy will be sent to the speakers shortly after the end of the conference.










Last modified: 09/29/2004
P. Wagner (pwagner at physics.tamu.edu)