IDM2016
Identification of Dark Matter 2016
18-22 July 2016 11th International Conference
20th Anniversary

Welcome

The 11th Identification of Dark Matter conference (IDM2016) will be held at the Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield, from the 18th to the 22nd of July 2016.

We welcome delegates from all areas of physics and astrophysics relevant to dark matter, both theoretical and experimental. Please use the navigation buttons at the top of the page to find out more.

Social Events

Sunday 17th: Welcome reception at Cutlers' Hall (optional)

Monday 18th: Civic reception with the Lord Mayor at Sheffield Town Hall

Tuesday 19th: Edale pub walk or Kelham Island Museum Visit

Wednesday 20th: Public talk given by Prof. Katie Freese in The Diamond

Thursday 21st: Drinks reception in the Painted Hall followed by dinner in the Carriage House, Chatsworth House

Bulletins

Bulletin 1 Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Bulletin 2 Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Bulletin 3 Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Provisional IDM participants so far (last updated 8th July)

  • Kevork Abazajian (UCI)
  • Chanpreet Amole (Queen's)
  • Brandon Anderson (Stockholm)
  • Asimina Arvanitaki (Perimeter Institute)
  • Zoltan Arvay (SBC)
  • Takashi Asada (Nagoya)
  • Aurélie Astoul (Sheffield)
  • Frank Avignone (South Carolina)
  • John Back (Warwick)
  • Ian Bailey (Lancaster)
  • Elisabetta Baracchini (Frascati)
  • Phillip Barbeau (Duke)
  • Sebastian Baum (Stockholm)
  • Pierluigi Belli (Rome 2)
  • Kathryn Boast (Oxford)
  • Chris Booth (Sheffield)
  • Mark Boulay (Carleton)
  • Alexis Brossard (Queen's)
  • Dima Budker (Mainz)
  • Giorgio Busoni (Melbourne)
  • Yi Cai (Melbourne)
  • Thomas Caldwell (North Carolina)
  • Rob Calkins (SMU)
  • Cees Carels (Oxford)
  • Riccardo Catena (Chalmers)
  • Gianluca Cavoto (Rome)
  • Riccardo Cerulli (LNGS)
  • Arghya Choudhury (Sheffield)
  • Woohyun Chung (IBS)
  • Kenneth Clark (SNOLAB)
  • Auke Colijn (NIKEF)
  • Juan Collar (Chicago)
  • Camille Couturier (LPSC Grenoble)
  • Richard Creswick (South Carolina)
  • Michael Crisler (Fermilab)
  • Prisca Cushman (Minnesota)
  • Ali Dastgheibi-Fard (LSM)
  • Jonathan Davis (KCL)
  • Ed Daw (Sheffield)
  • Tansu Daylan (Harvard)
  • Catherine de Clercq (Brussels)
  • Giovanni de Lellis (Naples)
  • Valeria Di Felice (Rome 2)
  • Jim Dobson (UCL)
  • Gabriela Druitt (Royal Holloway)
  • Klaus Eitel (KIT)
  • Juan Estrada (Fermilab)
  • Anthony Ezeribe (Sheffield)
  • Malcolm Fairbairn (KCL)
  • Sam Fargher (Sheffield)
  • Nasim Fatemighomi (Royal Holloway)
  • Giuliana Fiorillo (Naples)
  • Elwood Fitton (Canberra)
  • Nadine Foerster (KIT)
  • Robert Foot (Melbourne)
  • Jeroen Franse (Leiden)
  • Katie Freese (Michigan)
  • Carlos Frenk (Durham)
  • Francis Froborg (Imperial)
  • Theresa Fruth (Oxford)
  • George Fuller (UCSD)
  • Rick Gaitskell (Brown)
  • Michelle Galloway (Zurich)
  • Avijit Kumar Ganguly (Banaras)
  • Guman Garayev (National Academy of Sciences Azerbaijan)
  • Antonella Garzilli (Leiden)
  • Jules Gascon (IPNL)
  • Andrew Geraci (Nevada)
  • Cham Ghag (UCL)
  • Ioannis Giomataris (CERN)
  • Gabriel Gomez (Rome and ICRANet)
  • Paolo Gondolo (Utah)
  • Paolo Gorla (LNGS)
  • Javier Gracia Garza (Zaragoza)
  • Luca Grandi (Chicago)
  • Darren Grant (Alberta)
  • Anne Green (Nottingham)
  • Michael Gustafsson (Göttingen)
  • Chang Hyon Ha (CUP)
  • Julia Haser (MPI Heidelberg)
  • Karsten Heeger (Yale)
  • Jaret Heise (SURF)
  • Andrzej Hryczuk (Oslo)
  • Aldo Ianni (Canfranc)
  • Igor Irastorza (Zaragoza)
  • Alexander Izmaylov (INR)
  • Xiangdong Ji (SJTU)
  • Jay Hyun Jo (Yale)
  • Woosik Kang (Sungkyunkwan)
  • Georgia Karagiorgi (Manchester)
  • Mikhail Karnevskiy (Mainz)
  • Marin Karuza (Rijeka)
  • Teppei Katori (QMUL)
  • Bradley Kavanagh (LPTHE Paris)
  • Rakshya Khatiwada (Washington)
  • Yeongduk Kim (IBS)
  • Elena Korolkova (Sheffield)
  • Andrei Kounine (Cern)
  • Savvas Koushiappas (Brown)
  • Carsten Krauss (Alberta)
  • Vitaly Kudryavtsev (Sheffield)
  • Florian Kühnel (Stockholm)
  • Marcin Kuzniak (Carleton)
  • Thomas Lacroix (Paris)
  • Nicole Larsen (Chicago)
  • Hyun Su Lee (IBS)
  • Doug Leonard (CUP)
  • FengTing Liao (Oxford)
  • Junhui Liao (Zurich)
  • Sebastian Liem (Amsterdam)
  • Junsong Lin (Oxford)
  • Shin-Ted Lin (Sichuan)
  • Frank Linde (NIKEF)
  • Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton)
  • Michael Loewenstein (Maryland/NASA)
  • Elias Lopez Asamar (Durham)
  • Matthew Malek (Sheffield)
  • Aaron Manalaysay (UC Davis)
  • Reina Maruyama (Yale)
  • Maria Francesca Marzioni (Edinburgh)
  • Christopher McCabe (Amsterdam)
  • James McKay (Imperial)
  • David Merritt (RIT)
  • Marcello Messina (Columbia)
  • Lino Miceli (CAPP/IBS)
  • Jost Migenda (Sheffield)
  • Kentaro Miuchi (Kobe)
  • Jocelyn Monroe (RHBNC)
  • Frederic Mouton (Sheffield)
  • Harry Nelson (UCSB)
  • Francisco Neves (Coimbra)
  • Bob Nichol (Portsmouth)
  • Niklas Grønlund Nielsen (US Denmark)
  • Tony Noble (Queen's)
  • Ciaran O'Hare (Nottingham)
  • Joaquim Palacio Navarro (IFAE)
  • Sean Paling (Boulby)
  • Kimberly Palladino (Madison)
  • Bart Pelssers (Stockholm)
  • Federica Petricca (MPP MPG)
  • Gabriele Piperno (INFN-LNF)
  • Stephen Portillo (Harvard)
  • Saleh Qutub (Lancaster)
  • Ludwig Rauch (MPI)
  • Martin Rees (Cambridge)
  • Marco Rescigno (Rome)
  • Andreas Ringwald (DESY)
  • Matt Robinson (Sheffield)
  • Angie Rollinson (Sheffield)
  • Leslie Rosenberg (Washington State)
  • Leszek Roszkowski (Sheffield)
  • Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan)
  • Elisa Ruiz-Choliz (Zaragosa)
  • Gray Rybka (Washington)
  • Stephen Sadler (Sheffield)
  • Michael Salamon (U.S. DoE)
  • Véronique Sanglard (IPN Lyon)
  • Daniel Santos (Grenoble)
  • Maria Sarsa (Zaragoza)
  • Andrew Scarff (Sheffield)
  • Michael Schmidt (Sydney)
  • Gabriella Sciolla (Brandeis)
  • Silvia Scorza (KIT)
  • Pat Scott (Imperial)
  • Paul Scovell (Oxford)
  • Navin Seeburn (Royal Holloway)
  • Hiroyuki Sekiya (Tokyo)
  • Tiit Sepp (Tartu)
  • Chung-Lin Shan (Xinjiang)
  • Pierre Sikivie (Florida)
  • Manoj Kumar Singh (Taipei)
  • Sally Shaw (UCL)
  • Danielle Speller (Berkeley)
  • Neil Spooner (Sheffield)
  • Louis Strigari (Texas A&M)
  • Yoichiro Suzuki (ICRR Tokyo)
  • Andi Tan (Maryland)
  • David Tanner (Florida)
  • Jim Telfer (Margate)
  • Thomas Thorpe (Hawaii)
  • Andrea Tiseni (NIKEV)
  • Michael Tobar (UWA)
  • Cenk Turkoglu (OEAW)
  • Sunny Vagnozzi (Stockholm/Nordita)
  • Sven Vahsen (Hawaii)
  • Karl van Bibber (Berkeley)
  • Carsten van de Bruck (Sheffield)
  • Aaron Vincent (IPPP)
  • Luca Visinelli (Nordita)
  • Philip von Doetinchem (Hawaii)
  • Mei-Yu Wang (Texas A&M)
  • Christoph Weniger (Amsterdam)
  • Frank Wilkinson (Alpha Spectra)
  • Joachim Wolf (KIT)
  • David Woodward (Sheffield)
  • Chih-Pan Wu (NTU)
  • Yuji Yamazaki (Kobe University)
  • Litao Yang (Tsinghua)
  • Jae Yu (UTA)
  • Ning Zhou (Tsinghua)
  • Konstantin Zioutas (CERN)
  • Andreas Zöller (TUM)

Information for Presenters

Speakers should prepare their presentations in strict adherence to the times allowed for their talks. The timetable of talks will be strictly followed during the sessions.

As an example, a total of 20 minutes (15 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions and discussion) will be allowed for each oral presentation during the parallel sessions.

To upload your presentations:

  • Go to the IDM home page.
  • Hover your cursor over the “CONFERENCE MATERIALS” tab and click on the “Programme” option. This will take you to the IDM2016 conference “Timetable” page.
  • To continue, ensure that you are logged in with your IDM2016 conference registration details (username and password). The “Login” key should be at the top right of the “Timetable” page. The login key will change to your name after you have logged in successfully.
  • Then, go to your scheduled talk and click on it.
  • Finally, click on “Files” and select the “Add material” option to upload your presentation to the IDM2016 website.
  • To avoid problems with compatibility of different platforms and software, please, upload your presentations in PDF format.
  • If you encounter any problems don’t hesitate to contact the local organizers for help or you can also provide your talk on a USB memory stick.

We advise that speakers should prepare their slides with a minimum of 16-point font size to ensure legibility.

For more information contact idm2016@sheffield.ac.uk

How To Pay

How To Pay

Book of Abstracts

abstract-book.pdf

Conference Info (topics)

  • Direct detection
  • Indirect detection
  • Accelerator searches
  • Dark matter candidates
  • Astrophysical observations
  • Particle physics and cosmological models
  • Future prospects and techniques
  • Underground sites and missions

About Sheffield

One of the key centres of the Industrial Revolution, the city of Sheffield has enjoyed a reputation for metal-working since at least the 14th century. A Sheffield thwitel (small knife) gets a mention in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and the Company of Cutlers, in whose livery hall the conference will be held, dates from 1624. In the 18th and 19th centuries, improvements in steel production techniques and the invention of silver-on-copper "Sheffield plate" made the city pre-eminent in steel and cutlery production. It was also a centre of the coal industry in the north of England.

Despite this proud industrial heritage, Sheffield also enjoys a reputation as one of the greenest cities in the UK, with many parks and green spaces in addition to easy access to the Peak District, England's first National Park. The Winter Gardens and Peace Garden in the city centre are within a couple of minutes' walk from the Cutlers' Hall and well worth a visit, while the social programme includes a chance to explore the Peak District.

Sheffield's fortunes declined in the later 20th century with the demise of the coal industry and reduction in steel production, but in more recent years it has been enjoying something of a revival, being named as "one of the 10 best [UK] cities to locate a business" in 2008. The University of Sheffield aims to support this new trend, one of its recent innovations being the establishment of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in partnership with Boeing. The University of Sheffield is one of the world's top 100 universities, and the city also lays claim to the oldest football team in the world, the amateur Sheffield FC, founded in 1857.

For more information about Sheffield, see the Wikipedia article and the Sheffield City welcome website.

Exhibitors

Canberra UK Durridge Hilger Crystals Hamamatsu

Supporting Organisations

STFC IUPAP

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates with a number of accommodation providers in Sheffield, and also discounted train tickets from London St Pancras to Sheffield. To take advantage of these offers, please follow this web link and click the "Make a Reservation" button. Note that you can also amend or cancel your reservation via the same link later if you wish.

Local Organising Committee

  • Stacey Perkin (PA)
  • Vitaly Kudryavtsev
  • Matthew Malek
  • Neil Spooner
  • Andrew Scarff
  • Frederic Mouton
  • Anthony Ezeribe
  • Angie Rollinson
  • Matthew Robinson
  • Susan Cartwright
  • Jost Migenda

International Advisory Committee

  • Daniel Akerib
  • Elena Aprile
  • Elizabetta Barberio
  • Pierluigi Belli
  • Rita Bernabei
  • Gianfranco Bertone
  • Juan Collar
  • Joakim Edsjo
  • Katherine Freese
  • Carlos Frenk
  • Richard Gaitskell
  • Gilles Gerbier
  • Paolo Gondolo
  • Anne Green
  • Dan Hooper
  • Karsten Jedamzik
  • Xiangdong Ji
  • Yeongduk Kim
  • Lawrence Krauss
  • Vitaly Kudryavtsev
  • Reina Maruyama
  • Kentaro Miuchi
  • Harry Nelson
  • Kaixuan Ni
  • Leszek Roszkowski
  • Bernard Sadoulet
  • Pierre Salati
  • Daniel Santos
  • Pierre Sikivie
  • Daniel Snowden-Ifft
  • Neil Spooner
  • Tracy Slatyer
  • Max Tegmark
  • Karl van Bibber
  • Christoph Weniger
  • Konstantin Zioutas

The Cutlers' Hall is located in the centre of Sheffield, adjacent to the Cathedral tram stop. If coming from the rail station with baggage, take the tram from the back of the station to the Cathedral stop.

See this google maps page for a map.

Or if travelling by car, Nunnery Square Park and Ride, accessible from the A630 Sheffield Parkway (M1 Junction 33).

To book a train, visit National Rail Enquiries.

For further information, visit the University of Sheffield travel information page.

Places to Eat and Drink

Sheffield offers a variety of places to eat and drink. Whether you prefer traditional pub food, or fine dining, there is something to suit everyone. See this web link for recommendations on food and drink as well as things to see and do.

The Venue: Cutlers' Hall

Church Street Sheffield, S1 1HG

Grade 2* Listed building (1832) considered to be one of the finest Livery halls in the country.

The first Cutlers' Hall was built in 1638 on the site of the present Hall

How to get here

howtoget.pdf

How to Contact Us

Conference Administrator
Email: idm2016@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)114 22223808 or +44(0)114 2224360