3rd South American Dark Matter Workshop

December 2-4, 2020 (by videoconference)

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ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil



Dark Matter constitutes one of the big mysteries in today’s Physics. Astrophysical and cosmological data hint at the necessity of physics beyond the standard model, although its characteristics are still currently unknown. The multidisciplinary effort in understanding the nature of dark matter has gathered a diversified community to study the experimental properties and theoretical expectations of different candidates. Over the last decades, high energy astrophysicists and theoretical physicists, astronomers and experimentalists developing collider and smaller experiments, cosmologists and experts in numerical N-body simulations have been working together in order to unravel the puzzle of Dark Matter.

The third edition of the South American Dark Matter Workshop continues the effort to  project the South American community working on the subject in an international context, gathering experts from all the areas mentioned above in order to discuss recent findings and prompt new collaborations. More information on the first two editions can be found in the  2017 and 2018 pages.

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  • Jorge Sanchez Almeida (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain): Principle of maximum entropy and cores in dwarf galaxies
  • Carlos Arguelles-Delgado (Harvard University, USA): Searching for Signatures of Dark Matter Using High-Energy Neutrinos
  • Nicolás Avalos (Instituto Balseiro, Argentina): The DMSQUARE Experiment
  • Elisabetta Baracchini (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy): Directional Dark Matter searches with the CYGNO/INITIUM project
  • Maria Benito (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB):, Estonia): Dark Matter in the Milky Way: distribution and uncertainties
  • Nicolas Bernal (Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia): Self Interacting DM from Primordial Black Holes
  • Gianfranco Bertone (UvA Amsterdam, The Netherlands): A new era in the search of Dark Matter
  • Xavier Bertou (C.A. Bariloche, Argentina): The ANDES Deep Underground Laboratory
  • Sushil Chauhan (Panjab University Chandigarh, India): Searches for DM with CMS
  • Andrew Cheek (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium): New insights into dark matter from EFT basics
  • Marco Chianese (GRAPPA, Amsterdam University, The Netherlands): A Unique Multi-Messenger Signal of QCD Axion Dark Matter
  • Arianna di Cintio (Universidad de la Laguna- IAC, Spain): Ultra Diffuse Galaxies
  • Javier Conoronado-Blazquez (IFT-Madrid, Spain): Unidentified gamma-ray sources
  • Peter Denton (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA): Ultralight Fermionic Dark Matter
  • Malcolm Fairbairn (King’s College London, UK): Astrophysical constraints on invisible dark matter
  • Azadeh Fattahi (Durham University, UK): Build up of the MW stellar halo and connection to DM
  • Sergio Gonzalez Fernandez (BIST-Barcelona, Spain): Searches for DM with ATLAS
  • Giuliana Fiorillo (U. di Napoli, Italy): Direct Detection: a review of techniques and results
  • Paddy Fox (Fermilab, USA): Status of theoretical candidates of DM
  • Matheus Hostert (University of Minnesota, USA and Perimeter Institute, Canada): New signatures and opportunities with dark neutrino sectors
  • Andrzej Hryczuk (National Center for Nuclear Research, Poland): Self interacting DM and H0 tension
  • Bradley Kavanagh (Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA), Italy): Detecting Dark Matter around Black Holes with Gravitational Waves
  • Rain Kipper (University of Tartu, Estonia): Lopsided galaxies
  • Alexander Kish (UH-Manoa, USA): The DarkSide experiment for direct dark matter search with liquid argon
  • Joachim Kopp (U. Mainz, Germany): DM at cosmological phase transition
  • Rebecca Leane (SLAC, USA): Exoplanets Sub-GeV DM
  • Jim Libby (Indian Institute of Technology Madras): The Dark Sector at Belle II
  • Jack H. Lindon (University of Birmingham, UK): Search for invisible decays of the Higgs boson and Dark Matter interpretation
  • Pedro de la Torre Luque (University of Bari & INFN, Italy): Uncertainties in antiprotons searches of Dark Matter
  • Umberto Maio (INAF – Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, Italy): Early galaxy formation in dark matter cosmological models
  • Martin Makler (CBPF, Brazil): Updates from the Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Interaction Experiment – CONNIE
  • Tessio Melo (II-P/UFRN, Brazil): XENON1T Anomaly: A Light Z’
  • Julio Navarro (U. of Victoria, Canada): Going Non-Linear: Contrasting LCDM with observations of the internal properties of galaxies
  • Kyle Oman (Durham Institute for Computation Cosmology, UK): An explanation for the diversity of dwarf galaxy rotation curves
  • Leonardo Peres (IF-UFRJ): Perspectives for Boosted Dark Matter Analysis in DUNE
  • Mihael Petac (Laboratory Universe And Particles De Montpellier (LUPM):, France): Axisymmetric phase-space distribution for galactic DM: implications for direct searches
  • Elena Pinetti (University of Turin, Italy & Sorbonne University, France): INTEGRAL X-ray subGeV
  • Alexis Plascencia (Case Western Reserve University, USA): New Forces, Dark Matter and Electric Dipole Moments
  • Chiara Poiré (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain): Dark Matter searches with ANTARES and KM3net
  • Farinaldo Queiroz (II-P/UFRN, Brazil): Light DM, lithium and H0
  • Peter Reimitz (IFT-Heidelberg, Germany): Hadronic footprint GeV DM
  • Greg Rischbieter (SUNY at Albany): A Review of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment: Previous Analyses and Current Efforts
  • Marcos Cardoso Rodriguez (UFRRJ, Brazil): Dark Matter in the SUSY B-L Model with three non-identical right handed neutrinos
  • Ibrahim Safa (Harvard University, USA): DM with a Panopticon of Neutrino Detectors
  • Miguel Sanchez-Conde (IFT-Madrid, Spain): Gamma Rays from MW dark satellites
  • Juri Smirnov (Ohio State University, USA)): New production mechanisms and search strategies for sub-GeV dark matter
  • Anastasia Sokolenko (Austrian Academy of Sciences, HEPHY, Austria): Dark Particles in the IGM
  • Tim Tait (University of California-Irvine, USA): DM Freeze-out Early confinement
  • Paul Terman (Texas A&M University, USA): The Lightly Ionizing Particle Search in the LUX Detector
  • Caner Unal (Ben Gurion University, Israel): PBH constraints from CMB and pulsar time arrays
  • Manuela Vecchi (U. Groeningen, The Netherlands): DM with AMS
  • Aion Viana (IFSC-USP, Brazil): DM in the Galactic halo with SWGO
  • Martin Vollmann (Technische Universität München): Theoretical developments on synchrotron searches for dark matter
  • Tim Wolf (MPI K, Heidelberg, Germany): Latest results from the XENON1T detector
  • Alfonso Zerwekh (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile): Non-Abelian in the dark sector: opportunities for CTA


  • Ivone Albuquerque (USP, Brazil)
  • Enrico Bertuzzo (USP, Brazil)
  • Fabio Iocco (Università di Napoli “Federico II”,  Italy)



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Workshop program: PDF updated on Nov. 23, 2020

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