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 cosmological data, leading to a better understanding of our universe at large scales. At the same time, deep underground and satellite-based experiments have constrained the nature of dark matter. A multidisciplinary effort to address the particle physics and cosmological aspects of dark matter, as well as other early universe physics, is therefore essential. Exploiting the complementary aspects of early universe cosmology and particle physics can shed light on some of the most exciting and important open problems of our universe such as the nature of dark matter, the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry, and the consequences of an inflationary epoch in the context of particle physics. The goal of the workshop is to establish collaborations between international research groups and the ongoing Brazilian efforts in cosmology and particle physics, with an emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach.

There is no registration fee.


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Registration deadline: August 25, 2019


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

Invited 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)
  • Pasquale Di-Bari (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Francesco D’Eramo (Padua University, Italy)
  • Jay Hubisz* (Syracuse U., USA)
  • Alejandro Ibarra (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Pyungwon Ko* (KIAS, USA)
  • Adam Martin* (Notre Dame University, 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 Zavala  (Swansea University, UK)

*to be confirmed



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Registration deadline: August 25, 2019



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. The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals from Australia, Canada and Japan 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