Teilchenphysik ohne Beschleuniger (Non Accelerator Particle Physics)

Experimental and theoretical research in the areas of
Double Beta Decay, Dark Matter Searches and Physics beyond the Standard Model

Seventh International Heidelberg Conference on
Dark Matter in Astro and Particle Physics

Christchurch, New Zealand

18 - 24 January 2009

18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/      
Sunday, January 18th    
5:30p.m.-8:00p.m. Registration  
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Welcome Reception  
18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/  
Monday, January 19th    
08:30 Registration desk opens  
09:00-09:10 Welcome

Chairman of Heidelberg DARK MATTER Conferences - H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Heidelberg, Germany

Representative of the Physics and Astronomy Department, of the University of Canterbury

Cold Dark Matter, LHC and TeV-Scale Physics:

Chair: H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Heidelberg, Germany  
09:10-09:55 "SUSY searches at LHC and Dark Matter" Elisabetta Berberio, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
09:55-10:40 "Neutrino Mass, Dark Matter and Baryon Asymmetry via TeV-Scale Physics" Mayumi Aoki, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

10:40-11:10 Tea/coffee  

Direct Search for Cold Dark Matter I:

Chair: David Wiltshire, University of Canterbury, New Zealand  
11:10-11:55 "Signals from the Dark Universe: where we are, where we are going" Pierluigi Belli, INFN, Roma, Italy
11:55-12:25 "Testing the Dark Matter Interpretation of the DAMA/LIBRA Result with Superkamiokande" Jason Kumar, University of Hawaii, USA
12:25-12:55 "WIMP Dark Matter, Higgs Exchange and DAMA" Michel H.G Tytgat, University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

12:55-14:30 Lunch  

Special Session about Gravitation:

Chair: Hans V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus (Heidelberg, Germany)  


Roy Patrick Kerr, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

"Cracking the Einstein Code"


Chair: Doug Hamilton (Astronomy Dept., U. Maryland, USA)  
15:15-15:45 "Probing Quantum Gravity effects with astrophysical sources: experimental view" Agnieszka Jacholkowska,
CNRS/IN2P3, France
15:45-16:15 "Dark Matter modified dynamics? Hints
from galaxy kinematics"
Gianfranco Gentile, University of Gent, Belgium
16:15-16:45 Tea/coffee        

Quantum Gravity and Cosmology:

Chair: Danny Marfatia, University of Kansas, USA  
16:45-17:25 "Dark energy without dark energy: Average observational quantities" David Wiltshire, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
17:25-17:55 "Constraining gravity with the growth of structure in X-ray galaxy clusters" David Rapetti, SLAC, USA
17:55-18:25 "Extracting model-independent constraints from cosmological observations" Tamara Davis, University of Queensland, Australia
18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/  
Tuesday, January 20th    

Large Scale Structure, Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Dark Radiation:

Chair: Andreas Eckart (University of Cologne, Germany)  
09:00-09:30 "Cosmology with the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey" Chris Blake, Swinburne University , Melbourne, Australia
09:30-10:00 "Dark matter and dark radiation" Matthew Buckley, California Institute of Technology, USA
10:00-10:30 "Cosmographic Analysis of Dark Energy" Matt Visser, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee  

Cosmic Ray Positron Excess, Non-Thermal Neutralino Production, Annihilation of Dark Matter:

Chair: Tarek Saab (University of Florida, USA)  
11:00-11:30 "PAMELA and ATIC Anomalies in Decaying Gravitino Dark Matter Scenario" Koji Ishiwata, Tohoku University, Japan
11:30-12:10 "Dark Matter annihilation in the light of EGRET, PAMELA, WMAP and ROSAT" Iris Gebauer, Karlsruhe University, KIT, Germany
12:10-12:45 "Non-thermal production of neutralino dark matter and its implications" Kazunori Nakayama, University of Tokyo, Japan
12:45-13:15 "Constraining dark matter cross-section with neutrinos and gamma rays" Nicole Bell, The University of Melbourne, Australia

13:15-15:00 Lunch  

Dark Mass at the Center of the Galaxy:

Chair: Norma Susana Mankoc Borstnik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)  
15:00-15:40 "Luminous accretion onto the dark mass at the centre of the Milky Way" Andreas Eckart , University of Cologne, Germany
15:40-16:10 "Dark stars at the Galactic centre" Patrick Scott, Stockholm University, Sweden
16:10-16:35 "Relativistic Signatures at the Galactic Centre" Katie Howard , Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

16:35-17:05 Tea/coffee  

Dark and Baryonic Matter in Galaxies:

Chair: Nigel Smith (Rutherford Lab., UK)  
17:05-17:40 "The observed distribution of dark and baryonic matter in galaxies: an intriguing conspiracy" Benoit Famaey, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
17:40-18:10 "Annihilation in the Milky Way: Simulated distribution of Dark Matter on small scales" Felix Stoehr, ST-ECF/ESO, Munich, Germany
18:10-18:40 "Primordial molecules and first structures" Denis Puy, Université Montpellier II, France
18:40-19:05 "Dark companion of Baryonic matter" Yousef Sobouti, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/    

Wednesday, January 21th    

Dark Matter and SUSY I

Chair: Michel H.G Tytgat (University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)  
09:00-09:40 "Cold Dark Matter and SUSY" Leszek Roszkowski, University of Sheffield, UK
09:40-10:10 "Scenarios of Gravitino dark matter and their cosmological and particle physics implications" Gilbert Moultaka, Université Montpellier, France
10:10-10:40 "The Phenomenology of Gravitino Dark Matter" Yudi Santoso, Durham, England

10:40-11:10 Tea/coffee  

Hot Dark Matter, Dark Matter and SUSY II:

Chair: Terry Goldman (Los Alamos, NM, USA)  
11:10-11:55 "Hot Dark Matter from Neutrinos - News from Double Beta Decay " H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Heidelberg, Germany
11:55-12:30 "Dark matter in extended supersymmetric theories" Csaba Balazs, Monash University, Melbourne

12:30-14:30 Lunch  

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Extra Dimensions and Sterile Fermions:

Chair: Leszek Roszkowski (University of Sheffield, UK)  
14:30-15:10 "Dark Matter and Dark Energy in Models with Warped Extra Dimensions" Ishwaree Neupane, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
15:10-15:50 "Extra Dimension, Hierarchy Problem, and Dark Matter" Y.M. Cho, Seoul National University, Korea
15:50-16:30 "A Possible Connection Between Sterile Fermion Mass and Dark Energy" Terry Goldman, Los Alamos, NM, USA

19:30 Banquet - to be confirmed

Evening speaker: Doug Hamilton, Astronomy Dept., U. Maryland, USA

"When Neptune met Triton"

18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/    
Thursday, January 22th    

Dark Matter and Non-Standard Wigner Classes:

Chair: Roy Patrick Kerr (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)  
09:00-09:40 "Quantum fields, dark matter and non-standard Wigner classes" Ben Martin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
09:40-10:25 "Dark matter and spacetime symmetries" Dharam Vir Ahluwalia, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
10:25-11:00 "On the subtle features of Elko field" Dimitri Schritt and Cheng Yang Lee, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

11:00-11:25 Tea/coffee  

X-Rays and Dark Matter, GeV Gamma Rays:

Chair: Koji Ishiwata (Tohoku University, Japan)  
11:25-12:05 "Fundamental Physics with GeV Gamma Rays" Stefano Profumo, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
12:05-12:35 "Searching for Signals from Dark Matter Annihilation in X-rays" Tesla Jeltema, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
12:35-13:10 "Weighing Supermassive Black Holes with X-Ray--Emitting Gas" David Buote, University of California Irvine, USA

13:10-15:00 Lunch  

Fifth Family and Dark Matter, Nonextensive Statistics and DM/Dark EnergyTheory:

Chair: Felix Stoehr (ST-ECF/ESO, Munich, Germany)  
15:00-15:45 "Is the fifth family, predicted by the approach unifying spins and charges, the candidate for forming the dark matter clusters?" Norma Susana Mankoc Borstnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
15:45-16:20 "Nonextensive statistics in astro-particle physics: status and impact for dark matter/dark energy theory" Manfred Leubner, University of Innbruck, Austria

16:20-16:50 Tea/coffee  

Fine Structure Constant, Dark Energy Perturbations:

Chair: Agnieszka Jacholkowska, CNRS/IN2P3, France  
16:50-17:20 "Phase transition in the fine structure constant" Danny Marfatia, University of Kansas, USA
17:20-17:50 "Dark energy perturbations and a possible solution to the coincidence problem " Javier Grande, University de Barcelona, Spain

18.01, Sunday/ 19.01, Monday/ 20.01, Tuesday/ 21.01, Wednesday/ 22.01, Thursday/ 23.01, Friday/    

Friday, January 23th    

Indirect Search for Dark Matter I - AMANDA, ICECUBE and ANTARES:

Chair: Patrick Scott (Stockholm University, Sweden)  
09:00-09:35 "Recent results and Status of IceCube" Seon-Hee Seo, Stockholm University AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm, Sweden
09:35-10:05 "Search for Dark Matter with AMANDA and IceCube detectors " Alfio Rizzo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgie
10:05-10:45 "Indirect Search for Dark Matter with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope" Holger Motz (for the ANTARES Collaboration), Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Germany

      10:45-11:10 Tea/coffee  

Indirect Search for Dark Matter II - Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes, Direct Search for Cold Dark Matter II:

Chair: Pierluigi Belli (INFN, Roma, Italy)  
11:10-11:40 "Indirect dark matter searches with imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes" Emmanuel Moulin (for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration), CEA Saclay DSM/IRFU, France
11:40-12:10 "A search for a dark matter annihilation signal towards the Canis Major dwarf galaxy" Emmanuel Moulin (for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration), CEA Saclay DSM/IRFU, France
12:10-12:40 "Hot on the tail of the elusive WIMP: Direct detection dark matter searches enter the 21st century" Tarek Saab, University of Florida, Florida, USA
12:40-13:10 "Recent Results from the ZEPLIN-III " Nigel Smith, Rutherford Lab, UK

13:10-14:30 Lunch  

Direct Search for Cold Dark Matter III:

Chair: Manfred Leubner (University of Innbruck, Austria)  
14:30-15:25 "A Design Study for the Veto Detector Upgrade of ZEPLIN-III " Paul Scovell, University of Edinburgh, UK
15:25-15:50 "Dark Matter Search with Detectors in Liquid Nitrogen" Irina V. Krivosheina, Heidelberg, Germany
15:50-16:30 "How Precisely Could We Identify WIMPs Model-Independently from Direct Dark Matter Detection"? " Chung-Lin Shan, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea


Chair: Alfio Rizzo (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgie )  
16:30-17:10 "Hypothetical Dark Matter/Axion rockets: What can be said about Dark Matter in terms of space physics propulsion" Andrew Beckwith, AIBEP / IASSPES, USA

End of DARK 2009 Conference
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