3rd South American Dark Matter Workshop

December 2-4, 2020

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP

Depending on COVID-19, the workshop may be held online.



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.

There is no registration fee.


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Registration deadline: September 27, 2020

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Giuliana Fiorillo (Università di Napoli, Italy)
  • Julio Navarro (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Manuela Vecchi (University of Groeningen, The Netherlands)
  • Simona Vegetti (MPA Munich, Germany)
  • Bryan Zaldivar (UAM Madrid, Spain)


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



Click here for online registration

Registration deadline: September 27, 2020



Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

How to reach the Institute: The school 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