Xth International Conference on the Interconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC 2016)

July 11-15, 2016

São Paulo, Brazil


Announcement: PPC 2017  

The goal of PPC is to bring together experts in the fields of Particle Physics and Cosmology, and stress the connection between the two fields. Advances in high-energy physics can have an impact on our understanding of the physics of the early universe, possibly shedding light on the era of inflation, the identity of dark matter and/or dark energy, the origin of the observed baryon abundance, the importance of neutrinos in the evolution of our universe, and how the large scale structures of the universe arose. Conversely, information from such diverse fields can impact the directions in particle physics model building and can motivate specific types of searches in high-energy physics experiments. The latest results from various ongoing experiments will be discussed along with theoretical interpretations and predictions for the upcoming experiments. We will provide a lively venue for the exchange of scientific ideas among experts in these areas. There is no registration fee. 

In order to have an idea of the former workshops, please access PPC past conferences

 Local Organizing Committee:

  • Raul Abramo (USP-São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Marcela Carena (FERMILAB – Batavia & University of Chicago, USA)
  • Fabio Iocco (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP – São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Pontón (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP – São Paulo, Brazil) 

Plenary talks:

  • Nathaniel Craig (UCSB – Santa Barbara, USA): Physics Beyond the Standard Model After the First Year of LHC 13
  • Silvia Galli (IAP Paris, France): Understanding tensions in the LCDM model
  • Graciela Gelmini (UCLA – Los Angeles, USA): Direct detection of Dark Matter
  • Claudia de Rham (Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, USA): How light is gravity?
  • Pasquale D. Serpico (LAPTh Annecy-le-Vieux, France): What can we learn from cosmic rays?
  • Tracy Slatyer (MIT – Boston, USA): Indirect detection of Dark Matter
  • Riccardo Sturani (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP, Brazil): Gravitational wave detection by the first Advanced LIGO observation run
  • Carlos Wagner (ANL – Chicago, USA): Perspectives on Particle Physics 
  • Federico Marinacci (MIT – Boston, USA): LambdaCDM cosmology below cluster scales: current results and challenges of state-of-the-art numerical simulations


Luan B. Arbeletche Nathaniel Craig Mark Heisel Ricardo D’Elia Matheus Edivaldo M. Santos Riccardo Sturani
Ronaldo C. Batista Morgan P. Le Delliou Carsten Hensel Hiroshi Ogawa Pasquale D. Serpico Thiago Tomei
Nicolás Bernal Hans Dijkstra Benjamin H. Hooberman Sergio Palomares-Ruiz Beatriz B. Siffert Alberto Tonero
Nassim Bozorgnia Sylvain Fichet Joanna Kiryluk Olivier Piattella Hamish Silverwood German A. G. Vargas
Francesca Calore Chee Sheng Fong Tessa Johnson Rafael Porto Eduardo C. e Silva Manuela Vecchi
Pietro Chimenti Silvia Galli Federico Marinacci Vivian Poulin Douglas Singleton Andrea Ventura
Marco Cirelli Camilo A. Garcia-Cely Tommi Markkanen Claudia de Rham Tracy Slatyer Carlos Wagner
Daniel Coderre Graciela Gelmini Giovanni Marozzi Martin de Los Rios Flavia Sobreira Brandon White
Dagoberto Contreras Valerio Gentile



Workshop Program: updated on July 5

Indicated time per talk is total, thus including the question and answer time. See pdf above for the detailed breakup.

Start End Monday, July 11 Tuesday, July  12 Wednesday, July 13 Thursday, July 14 Friday, July 15
 9:30 11:00 Registration (at 9:00)

Welcome and Presentation of ICTP-SAIFR

(at 10:00)

Chair: Raul Abramo

Gravitational wave detection by the first Advanced
LIGO observation run
(Sturani) (at 10:15) 

(video) (PDF) 

Particle Physics II
Chair: Alberto Tonero
Ventura (PDF1) (25’),
Hensel (PDF2)(25’),
Craig (PDF3)(40’)(video)
Cosmic Rays I
Chair: Fabio Iocco
Serpico (PDF1)(40’),
Vecchi (25’),
Kiryluk (PDF3)(25’)
Cosmology III
Chair: Vinicius Miranda
de Rham (PDF1)(45’),
Porto (PDF2)(22’),
Contreras (PDF3)(22’)(video1)(video2)
Dark Matter & Particle Physics
Chair: Nicolás Bernal
Hooberman (PDF1)(25’),
Tomei (PDF2)(25’),
Dijkstra (PDF3)(25’)(video)
 11:30 13:00 Particle Physics I
Chair: Sylvain Fichet
White (PDF1) (25’),
Heisel (PDF2) (25’),
Chimenti (25’)  (video) 
Dark Matter III
Chair: Francesca Calore
Marinacci (PDF1) (40’),
 (PDF2) (20’),
Silverwood (PDF3) (15’),
de Los Rios (PDF4) (15’)(video)
Dark Matter IV
Chair: Nassim Bozorgnia
Gelmini (PDF1) (45’),
Coderre (PDF2) (25’)(video)
Cosmic Rays II
Chair: Pasquale Serpico
Silva (PDF1)(30’),
Santos (PDF2)(20’),
Chair: Eduardo Pontón
Galli (45’),
Wagner (PDF2)(45’) 
 15:00  16:30 Dark Matter I
Chair: Fabio Iocco
Slatyer (PDF1) (40’),
Calore (PDF2) (25’),
Cirelli (PDF3)(25’) (video)
Cosmology I
Chair: Riccardo Sturani
Sobreira (PDF1) (25’),
Batista (PDF2) (20’),
Garcia-Cely (PDF3) (20’),
Piattella (PDF4) (20’)(video)
Dark Matter V
Chair: Nassim Bozorgnia
Johnson (PDF1)(25’),
Ogawa (PDF2)(25’),
Gentile (PDF3)(25’)(video)
Particle Physics III
Chair: Douglas Singleton
Tonero (PDF1)(22’),
Fichet (PDF2)(22’),
Matheus (PDF3)(22’)(video)
 17:00 18:30 Dark Matter II
Chair: Fabio Iocco
Poulin (PDF1) (25’),
Vargas (PDF2) (25’),
Vecchi (25’)
Cosmology II
Chair: Rafael Porto
Marozzi (PDF1) (25’),
Santos (PDF2) (25’),
Siffert (PDF3)(20’),
Le Delliou (PDF4) (20’)(video)
Poster Session Particle Physics IV
Chair: Maria Eugenia Cabrera
Singleton (PDF1)(22’),
Markkanen (PDF2)(22’),
Bernal (PDF3)(22’),
Fong (PDF4)(22’)(video)
20:30 Social Dinner



Social Dinner:
When: 8:30pm, Wednesday July 12, 2016
Where: Bar Filial , rua Fidalga 259

How to get there:
Metro stop Fradique Coutinho (yellow line) + 20 minutes walk (safe neighborhood) or 5 minutes cab

Brazilian “boteco” food + 2 tap beers (or fresh juices) and one caipirinha (let the ice melt before drinking it)


International Advisory Committee:

Ben Allanach (Cambridge), Vernon Barger (Wisconsin), V.A. Bednyakov (JINR), Wim de Boer (Karlsruhe), Tiziano Camporesi (CERN), Dave Charlton(CERN), Johnathan Ellis (CERN), JoAnne Hewett (SLAC), Ian Hinchliffe (LBL), Gordon Kane (Michigan), Dmitri I. Kazakov (JINR, Dubna), Robert Kirshner (Harvard), Tomio Kobayashi (Tokyo), Pran Nath (NEU), Mihoko Nojiri (KEK), Frank Paige (BNL), Saul Perlmutter (LBNL), Michael Peskin (SLAC), Adam Riess (John Hopkins), Graham Ross (Oxford), Paul Shapiro (UT Austin), Melvyn Shochet (Chicago), George F. Smoot (UC Berkeley), David Spergel (Princeton), Paris Sphicas (CERN & Athens U.), Barbara Szczerbinska (DSU), S.C.C. Ting (MIT), Steven Weinberg (UT Austin)


Additional Information:

List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on July 6

Registration: ALL participants and speakers should register. The registration will be on July 11  at the institute, from 9:00 to 10:00.  You can find arrival instructions at http://www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=195. Participants who have attended the Dark Matter School do not need to register again.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by the institute, should bring the boarding pass upon registration, and collect an envelope to send the return boarding pass to the institute.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting poster MUST BRING THE POSTER PRINTED. The poster size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. Please do not bring hanging banner, only sticking poster.

Emergency number: 9 8233 8671 (from São Paulo city); +55 11 9 8233 8671 (from abroad), 11 9 8233 8671 (from outside São Paulo).

Ground transportation instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute



VISA InformationDue to the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5- 21 some nationalities (USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia) will be exempt from tourist visas from June 1 to September 19, 2016.

Hotel Recommendations:

The Universe Flat
Rua Pamplona, 83 – Jardim Paulista – São Paulo
Rates: R$ 274 + 5% (single) or R$ 324 + 5% (double), this is a special rate for Unesp.
Reservation: In order to get this rate you have to send an email to secretary@ictp-saifr.org
Hotel webpage: http://www.intercityhoteis.com.br/hoteis/hotel-the-universe/
This is the main hotel of the workshop.
How to reach the institute from The Universe Flat: Click here

Paulista Flat
Alameda Campinas, 105  - Bela Vista – São Paulo
Rates: You can check the rates and availability here
Reservation: Directly with the hotel. A credit card will be requested.
Hotel webpage: http://www.paulistaflat.com.br/home
How to reach the institute from Paulista Flat: Click here

Paulista Wall Street Suites
Rua Itapeva, 636 – Bela Vista – São Paulo
Rates: You can check the rates and availability here
Reservation: Directly with the hotel. A credit card will be requested.
Hotel webpage: http://www.wallstreet.com.br/
How to reach the institute from Paulista Wall Street Suites: Click here

Ibis Budget Paulista
Rua da Consolação 2303 – Consolação – São Paulo
Rates: You can check the rates and availability here
Reservation: Directly with the hotel. A credit card will be requested.
Hotel Webpage: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-5323-ibis-budget-sao-paulo-paulista/index.shtml
How to reach the institute from Ibis Budget Paulista: Click here

Red Monkey Hostel
Rua Vitorino Carmilo, 664 – São Paulo
Rates: You can check the rates here
Reservation: You can request the reservation through the email secretary@ictp-saifr.org or directly on their webpage.
Hostel webpage: http://www.redmonkeyhostel.com.br/

Hostel Alice
Rua Harmonia, 1275 – Vila Madalena – São Paulo
Rates: You can check the rates and availability here
Reservation: Directly with the hostel. A credit card will be requested.
Hostel webpage: http://www.hostelalice.com.br/site/br/
How to reach the institute from Hostel Alice: Click here-

Contact: secretary@ictp-saifr.org