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Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011

We are pleased to inform you that the Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011 (65 pages, 21 figures) have appeared and are also available (.pdf format) on the web site of the Colloquium http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2011.html

ABSTRACT (Abridged)
The Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011 was held on 20-22 July in the historic Paris Observatory’s Perrault building, in the Chalonge School spirit combining real cosmological/astrophysical data and hard theory predictive approach connected to them in the Warm Dark Matter Standard Model of the Universe: News and reviews from Herschel, QUIET, Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), South Pole Telescole (SPT), Planck, PIXIE, the JWST, UFFO, KATRIN and MARE experiments; astrophysics, particle and nuclear physics warm dark matter (DM) searches and galactic observations, related theory and simulations, with the aim of synthesis, progress and clarification.
Philippe Andre, Peter Biermann, Pasquale Blasi, Daniel Boyanovsky, Carlo Burigana, Hector de Vega, Joanna Dunkley, Gerry Gilmore, Alexander Kashlinsky, Alan Kogut, Anthony Lasenby, John Mather, Norma Sanchez, Alexei Smirnov, Sylvaine Turck-Chieze present here their highlights of the Colloquium. Ayuki Kamada and Sinziana Paduroiu present here their poster highlights.

LambdaWDM (Warm Dark Matter) is progressing impressively over LambdaCDM whose galactic scale crisis and decline are staggering. The International School Daniel Chalonge issued an statement of strong support to the James Webb Space Telescope (JSWT). The Daniel Chalonge Medal 2011 was awarded to John C. Mather, Science PI of the JWST. Summary and conclusions are presented by H. J. de Vega, M. C. Falvella and N. G. Sanchez.

Overall, LambdaWDM and keV scale DM particles deserve dedicated astronomical and laboratory experimental searches, theoretical work and simulations. KATRIN experiment in the future could perhaps adapt its set-up to look to keV scale sterile neutrinos. It will be a a fantastic discovery to detect dark matter in a beta decay. Photos of the Colloquium are included. (Abridged)

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Colloquium and look forward to seeing you again in a next Meeting of this series.

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez, Hector J de Vega

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