Dark Side of the Universe 2014 (DSU2014), 2nd announcement

Dear Colleague,

Here is the second announcement for the

Dark Side of the Universe 2014
X International Workshop
Surveying the Dark Side of the Universe – Theory and Observations
17-21 November 2014 (Cape Town, South Africa)

http://www.acgc.uct.ac.za/dsu2014/
Follow us on Twitter @dsu2014
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dsu2014

The meeting is in the series of the DSU workshops previously held in Seoul (2005), Madrid (2006), Minnesota (2007), Cairo (2008), Melbourne (2009), Leon (2010), Beijing (2011), Buzios, Rio de Janeiro (2012) and Trieste (2013).

For more information, see http://dark.ft.uam.es/dsu/

Topics of the workshop:

Surveying the Dark Universe
Dark Energy – beyond the Concordance Model
Simulations of galaxies, clusters and the Universe
Dark Matter candidates
Modified Gravity

Speakers include (this will be updated on the website).

G. Bertone (University of Amsterdam),
C. Bonvin (Cambridge University),
C. de Rham (Case Western Reserve University),
R. Dave (University of the Western Cape),
R. Durrer (University of Geneva),
G. Ellis (University of Cape Town),
J. Kneib (EPFL),
O. Lahav (University College London),
S. Matarrese (Padova University) – TBC,
T. Medupe (University of the North West),
K. Moodley (University of KwaZulu Natal),
P. Patel (University of the Western Cape),
S. Razzaque (University of Johannesburg),
G. Starkmann (Case Western Reserve University),
J-P. Uzan (IHP, IAP),
C. Wetterich (University of Heidelberg).

International Committee

Pyungwon Ko (KIAS, South Korea), Carlos Muñoz (UAM/IFT, Spain), Keith Olive (Minnesota University, USA), Shaaban Khalil (BUE, Egypt), Csaba Balazs (Monash University, Australia), David Delepine (Guanajuato University, Mexico), Yu-Feng Zhou (KITPC/ITP-CAS, China), Qaisar Shafi (Delaware University, USA), Christiane Frigerio Martins (São Paulo University, Brasil), Paolo Salucci (SISSA, Italy).

Local Committee

Vinicius Busti (UCT), Vincent Bouillot (UCT), Chris Clarkson (UCT), Sergio Colafrancesco (WITS), Peter Dunsby – Chair (UCT), Marc Lilley (UCT), Roy Maartens (UWC), Diego Saez Gomez (UCT), Amanda Weltman (UCT).

Immediately after DSU2014, there will be a meeting hosted by the South African Gravity Society (SAGS) to celebrate the 75th birthday of George Ellis (24 November). Please contact Roy Maartens (roy.maartens[AT]gmail.com) if you are interested in attending this event. You can also register for SAGS at http://math.ukzn.ac.za/~sags2014

Important Dates:

Deadline for talk submissions: 1st October 2014
Workshop: 17th-21st November 2014
George Ellis at 75 and the South African Gravity Society Meeting: 24-25 November 2014

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested on DSU 2014.

Dark Side of the Universe 2014, Cape Town

Dear Colleague,

I would like to draw your attention to the following workshop

Dark Side of the Universe 2014
X International Workshop
Surveying the Dark Side of the Universe – Theory and Observations
17-21 November 2014 (Cape Town, South Africa)

http://www.acgc.uct.ac.za/dsu2014/
Follow us on Twitter @dsu2014
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dsu2014

The meeting is in the series of the DSU workshops previously held in Seoul (2005), Madrid (2006), Minnesota (2007), Cairo (2008), Melbourne (2009), Leon (2010), Beijing (2011), Buzios, Rio de Janeiro (2012) and Trieste (2013).

For more information, see http://dark.ft.uam.es/dsu/

Topics of the workshop:

Surveying the Dark Universe
Dark Energy – beyond the Concordance Model
Simulations of galaxies, clusters and the Universe
Dark Matter candidates
Modified Gravity
International Committee

Pyungwon Ko (KIAS, South Korea), Carlos Muñoz (UAM/IFT, Spain), Keith Olive (Minnesota University, USA), Shaaban Khalil (BUE, Egypt), Csaba Balazs (Monash University, Australia), David Delepine (Guanajuato University, Mexico), Yu-Feng Zhou (KITPC/ITP-CAS, China), Qaisar Shafi (Delaware University, USA), Christiane Frigerio Martins (UFF Brasil), Paolo Salucci (SISSA, Italy).

Local Committee

Vinicius Busti (UCT), Vincent Bouillot (UCT), Chris Clarkson (UCT), Sergio Colafrancesco (WITS), Peter Dunsby – Chair (UCT), Marc Lilley (UCT), Roy Maartens (UWC), Diego Saez Gomez (UCT), Amanda Weltman (UCT).

Immediately after DSU2014, there will be a meeting hosted by the South African Gravity Society to celebrate the 75th birthday of George Ellis (24 November). Please contact Roy Maartens (roy.maartens[AT]gmail.com) if you are interested in attending this event.

Important Dates:
Deadline for talk submissions: 1st October 2014
Workshop: 17th-21st November 2014
George Ellis at 75 and the South African Gravity Society Meeting: 24-25 November 2014

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested on DSU 2014.
I apologise in advance if you receive this mail twice

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Peter Dunsby,
Co-Director, Centre for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation
Department of Mathematics
and Applied Mathematics,
University of Cape Town,
Rondebosch 7701

Tel: +27 21 650 2344
Fax: +27 21 650 2334
Twitter: https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=peterdunsby
WWW: http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/~peter

Dark Side of the Universe 2013, Trieste, Italy

DSU are a series of international workshops bringing together a wide range of theorists and experimentalists to discuss current ideas on models of the dark side and relate them to current and future experiments. Topics covered include: dark matter, dark energy, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, cosmology, astrophysical analysis of galactic halos, physics beyond the standard model, etc.

Topics of the workshop:

Observational Cosmology. Planck results.
Dark Energy: origin, evolution and observational properties.
Observational properties of Galaxies.
Dark Matter in Galaxies, Groups and Clusters.
Old and New Dark Matter candidates.
Direct and Indirect Dark Matter searches.
Simulations in Galaxy/Cluster Formation.
Abandoning the LCDM Universe paradigm?
Ultra high energy cosmic rays.
Modifying Newton-Einstein Theory of Gravity?

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS, South Korea)
Carlos Muñoz (UAM/IFT, Spain)
Christiane Frigerio Martins (UFF Brasil)
Shaban Khalil (BUE, Egypt)
Keith Olive (Minnesota University, USA)
Csaba Balazs (Monash University, Australia)
David Delepine (Guanajauato University, Mexico)
Qaisar Shafi (Delaware University, USA)
Yu-Feng Zhou (KITPC/ITP-CAS, China)
Paolo Salucci (SISSA, Italy)

Local Organizing Committee:
Paolo Salucci (SISSA, Italy)
Andrea Lapi (SISSA, Italy)
Gigi Danese (SISSA, Italy)
Piero Ullio (SISSA, Italy)
Mariafelicia De Laurentis (SISSA, Italy)

The Dark Side of the Universe (DSU09)

The Schools of Physics at Monash University and at the University of Melbourne will be hosting the 5th international workshop entitled “The Dark Side of the Universe” (DSU09) on 1-5 June 2009.

Recent observations suggest that about 95% of the Universe’s energy lies in a dark sector. The origin and microscopic composition of dark matter and dark energy are outstanding fundamental problems in physics, and may possibly find a resolution in new theories pointing beyond the standard models of particle physics and cosmology. The aim of DSU09 is to bring together experts of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology to discuss the latest advances in the theoretical, phenomenological and experimental aspects of the field and related topics.

The topics of the workshop include:

* Various dark matter candidates
* Direct and indirect detection of dark matter and accelerator searches
* Dark matter distributions and modeling
* Nonstandard cosmology
* Origin of dark energy
* Experimental aspects of dark energy
* Ultra high energy cosmic rays and gamma ray bursts
* Neutrino physics
* Beyond the standard models

Workshop and registration information is available at http://www.physics.monash.edu.au/dsu09

If you require further info please send email to dsu09_AT_sci.monash.edu.au

Local DSU09 Organizing Committee:
Csaba Balazs
Nicole Bell
Michael Brown
Duncan Galloway
Tony Gherghetta
Raymond Volkas
Fei Wang