Ultralight Dark Matter

Bad Honnef Physics School

Workshop
Date:
Su, 31.07.2022 18:30  –   Fr, 05.08.2022 14:00
Sprecher:
Arne Wickenbrock (University of Mainz, Germany), Derek Jackson Kimball (California State University, USA), Dmitry Budker (University of Mainz, Germany)
Adresse:
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Language:
English
Contact person:
Dr. Victor Gomer (Physikzentrum Bad Honnef),

Description

Scientific organizers:
Arne Wickenbrock (University of Mainz, Germany), Derek Jackson Kimball (California State University, USA), Dmitry Budker (University of Mainz, Germany)

July 31 - August 5, 2022, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
supported by

 

 

 

In recent years, the urgency of understanding the nature of dark matter, whose mass in our galaxy significantly exceeds that of the normal matter, has become particularly clear. In view of the fact that the weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), the primary dark matter candidate for decades, have not been seen, there is great interest in looking for alternative frameworks, particularly, that of ultralight bosonic fields. The (scientific rather than bosonic) field is "bubbling" with new ideas, both on the side of theoretical advances and new experimental concepts. The purpose of this school is to orient newcomers to the field, especially graduate students and post-docs and, in addition to formal lectures, to provide an opportunity for informal interactions with some of the leading scientists working on the cutting edge of ultralight bosonic dark matter research

Topics include:

  • Kick-off talk: Phenomenology of dark matter and emerging detection modalities
  • Theory of ultralight bosonic dark matter
  • New observable of ultralight dark matter
  • Astrophysical Searches and Constraints
  • Solar Production of Ultralight Bosons
  • Helioscopes
  • Light-shining-through-walls Experiments
  • Microwave Cavity Searches
  • Magnetic Resonance Searches
  • Alternative explanations (MOND et al)
  • Matter-wave interferometry for dark matter research
  • Laboratory Searches for Exotic Spin-dependent Interactions
  • Topological Dark Matter
  • Relaxions, Halos and all the rest
  • Wrap-up, summary and outlook

More information coming soon...

FEES: 200 € full board and lodging (for DPG* members 100 € )
* The German Physical Society (DPG)