Dark Universe Workshop – Early Universe Cosmology, Baryogenesis and Dark Matter

October 21-25, 2019

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


Over the last decades, we have accumulated a vast amount of data at cosmological scales leading to a better understanding of our universe at large scales. At the same rate, we have collected data from deep underground detectors to satellites concerning the nature of dark matter. Many studies have separately tackled on particle physics and cosmological aspects of dark matter and early universe physics. However, a multidisciplinary endeavor is in order. It is paramount to exploit the complementary aspects of early universe cosmology and particle physics to shed light on some of the most exciting and important open problems of our universe such as the nature of dark matter, the matter-antimatter asymmetry, as well as the consequences of a inflationary expansion rate of the universe in the context of particle physics. This workshop intends to pave the road to multidisciplinary science and strengthen the Brazilian science on cosmology and particle physics as a whole, as well as establish collaborations with important international research groups.

There is no registration fee.

Online application will be available in May 2019.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rouzbeh Allaverdi (New Mexico University, USA)
  • Marcela Carena (Fermilab and University of Chicago, USA)
  • Antonio Delgado (Notre Dame University, USA)
  • Bhupal Dev  (Washington University – St. Louis, USA)
  • Francesco D’Eramo (Padua University, Italy)
  • Alejandro Ibarra (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Pyungwon Ko* (KIAS, USA)
  • Apostolos Pilaftsis* (Manchester University, UK)
  • Mariano Quiros (IFAE – Barcelona, Spain)
  • Geraldine Servant* (DESY & Hamburg University, Germany)
  • Kuver Sinha (Oklahoma University, USA)
  • Carlos Wagner (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Ivonne Zavalacarrasco  (Swansea Univeristy, UK)

*to be confirmed


  • Farinaldo S. Queiroz (IIP-Natal, Brazil)
  • Bhaskar Dutta (Texas A&M, USA)
  • Anupam Mazumdar (Groningen University, Germany)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Ponton (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP, Brazil)



The program will be available in October/2019.

Additional Information

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like: http://designplast.ind.br/produtos/detalhe/impressao-digital/banner/119/9

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Hotel recommendation: http://www.ictp-saifr.org/hotel-recommendations-2. Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The workshop will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil