Dark sectors broadly denote explorations of new physics beyond the Standard Model. Several particularly promising venues have been identified and are actively pursued by the astro-particle physics community within recent years, including topics related to axions and axion-like particles, neutrinos, black holes and gravitational waves. The goal of the conference is to bring together experts from these distinct areas in a timely opportunity, leveraging recent advances in the fields, to explore new ideas and bring into focus synergistic grounds for future collaborative research directions.
Keynote Lecture: Lisa Randall (Harvard U.)
Program at a glance: AstroDark-2021 Program
Session chairs: Program Session Chairs
Day 1: reviews (dark matter), plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions
Day 2: reviews (axions), plenary sessions, poster sessions
Day 3: reviews (neutrinos), plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions
Day 4: reviews (gravitational waves, primordial black holes), plenary sessions, Best Poster Award, Keynote Lecture
Poster sessions will be held during scheduled breaks virtually, with Best Poster Award announced at the end of the conference.
Volodymyr Takhistov (Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo) [chair]
Edoardo Vitagliano (UCLA)
Joshua Eby (Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)
Graciela B. Gelmini (UCLA) [diversity coordinator]
Shigeki Matsumoto (Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)