2-6 December 2019
Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Dates: December 2 - 6, 2019

Venue: Lecture Hall, Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan


    Primordial black holes were brought in sharper focus by recent progress in theoretical understanding, as well as observations in traditional and gravitational wave astronomy.  There is growing evidence that black holes exist, but their origin is not well understood.  Black holes of primordial origin could be an important component of dark matter in today’s universe, and they could be the key to a range of astrophysical puzzles.  The subject of primordial black holes has a strong overlap with scientific programs at Kavli IPMU, and it engages particle physicists, astrophysicists, and cosmologists to work together, building on synergy of the multidisciplinary institute.

Invited speakers:

Chris Byrnes   (U Sussex)
Bernard Carr  (Queen Mary Univ. of London)
Alexander Dolgov (Novosibirsk State U.)
George Fuller    (UCSD)
Cristiano Germani (ICCUB)
Ruth Gregory (Durham U)
Alexandros Kehagias (National Technical University of Athens)
Kazunori Kohri (KEK)
Savvas Koushiappas (Brown U)
Antonio Riotto  (U Geneva)
Volodymyr Takhistov (UCLA)
Edoardo Vitagliano (UCLA)

Organizing Committee:

Alexander Kusenko (UCLA/Kavli IPMU)
Misao Sasaki (Kavli IPMU)
Masahiro Kawasaki (ICRR/Kavli IPMU)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU)


Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU),
the University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277-8583, Japan


Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Lecture Hall
Kashiwa, Japan