Identification of Dark Matter
The quest for a complete understanding of the Dark Matter constituent of the Universe is one of the fundamental challenges of Modern Physics.
Motivated by several independent experimental observations and theoretical insights, this Dark Matter is still eluding us. Nevertheless, many major experiments, aimed at cosmological observations or direct, indirect, and collider searches of a Dark Matter signal, are already taking data or will do so in the near future, with the goal of constraining the nature of this mysterious constituent of the Universe, if not of actually detecting it. The 8th installment of the conference cycle "Identification of Dark Matter" will bring together experts in the field to discuss upcoming or running experiments and new theoretical advances.
The main topics of the conference are
- Dark matter candidates
- Dark matter direct searches
- Dark matter indirect searches
- Connections with accelerator searches
- Halo models and structure formation
- Weak lensing
- Neutrino physics
- Cosmology and dark energy
The conference included both invited and contributed talks as well as a few more specialized sessions and a poster session.