International Workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe
DSU2015 14-18 December 2015 Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University Japan
Recent observations imply that about 95 percents of Universe's energy lies in dark sector. The properties of dark sector has still remain unknown. The understanding has been one of the most plausible problems in modern physics. The aim of this meeting is to bring together experts to discuss the latest advances in the theoretical, astrophysical, cosmological and experimental aspects of the issue and to extend our horizon toward dark side of the Universe
DSU 2012 June 10-15, 2012 Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Recent observations suggest that about 95% of the Universe's energy lies in a dark sector. This sector is comprised of dark matter, a form of non-luminous matter, and dark energy whose origin and composition is unknown. Dark matter seems to make up 23% of the Universe and it possibly consists of new exotic particles that interact very weakly with ordinary matter. Dark energy, about 73% of the Universe, is responsible for a mysterious force that is speeding up its expansion. The origin and microscopic composition of dark matter and dark energy are outstanding fundamental problems in physics, and may possibly find a resolution in new theories pointing beyond the standard models of particle physics and cosmology. This prompts a strong connection between particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The aim of the meeting is to bring together experts from all around the world to discuss the latest advances in the theoretical, phenomenological and experimental aspects of the field.