KITP Conference: Identifying and Characterizing Dark Matter via Multiple Probes
(May 13-17, 2013)
Coordinators: Gianfranco Bertone, Dan Hooper, Stefano Profumo , Roberto Trotta
Scientific Advisor: Jonathan Feng

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Session: Direct Detection, Chair: Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton)

8:50am Marty Einhorn (Deputy Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Rafael Lang (Purdue University) Better Systematics and Better Statistics: XENON100 and XENON1T[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Anne Green (Univ. Nottingham) Handling astrophysics uncertainties in direct detection experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Chris Kelso (Univ. Utah) Lowering the Threshold at DAMA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Chris Savage (Univ. of Utah) Direct detection: statistical issues and conservatism[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session: Direct Detection, Chair: Tim Cohen (SLAC)

2:00pm Pat Scott (McGill Univ.) An update on scalar singlet dark matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Douglas Spolyar (IAP) GAIA looking for Dark Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Pierre Sikivie (Univ. Florida) An argument that the dark matter is axions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Peter Graham (Stanford) New Technique for Axion Detection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Session: Gamma-Rays, Chair: Pat Scott (McGill Univ.)

9:00am Christoph Weniger (Amsterdam) Gamma-ray searches for Dark Matter signals: review[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Ilias Cholis (FNAL) The 130 GeV line as a signal of dark matter annihilation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Tim Linden (UCSC) Evidence for Light Dark Matter Annihilation at the Galactic Center[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Daniel Whiteson (UC Ivrine) Are the Fermi Lines Real[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session: Gamma-Rays, Chair: Christoph Weniger (Univ. Amsterdam)

2:00pm Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton) The Search for Dark Matter Debris: Exploring New Possibilities for Substructure[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Louie Strigari (Stanford) Dark matter in the Milky Way and satellites: Implications for CDM and direct detection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Jason Kumar (Univ. of Hawaii) A theoretical trek into darkness[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Katie Freese (Univ. of Michigan) Dark matter detectors using DNA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Session: Nature of dark matter, Chair: Peter Graham (Stanford)

9:00am Annika Peter (UCI/OSU) Investigating the collisionality of dark matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Haibo Yu (Univ. of Michigan) Beyond collisionless dark matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Matt Buckley (Fermilab) Dirac neutralinos as dark matter
11:45am Will Dawson (UC Davis) Evidence for Self-interacting Dark Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Charlotte Strege (Imperial) SUSY Global fits: implications for dark matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Veronica Bindi (Univ. Hawaii) First scientific results from AMS-02[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Session: LHC Searches, Chair: Matt Buckley (Fermilab)

9:00am Tim Cohen (SLAC) Here be dragons: the unexplored continents of the CMSSM[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Patrick Fox (Fermilab) Integrating out astrophysical uncertainties in direct detection experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Alejandro Ibarra (TUM) Gamma-ray spectral features in light of direct detection and colliders[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Piero Ullio (SISSA) Complementarities in indirect dark matter detection[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session: Cosmic Ray/ Multi-wavelength/ neutrinos, Chair: Tim Linden (UCSC)

2:00pm Jenny Siegal-Gaskins (Caltech) New sensitivity to Solar WIMP annihilation using low-energy neutrinos[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Fabio Iocco (Stockholm Univ.) CMB as a probe of dark matter properties, and complementarity with other indirect detection probes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Miguel Pato (TUM) Gamma-ray boxes: signatures and constraints[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Marco Taoso (CEA) Searches for Dark Matter with radio and gamma-rays[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Friday, May 17, 2013

Session: Dynamics/ Simulations, Chair: Jenny Siegal-Gaskins (Caltech)

9:00am Carlos Frenk (Durham Univ.) Decoding the identity of the dark matter from Milky Way data[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Alyson Brooks (UW-Madison) The influence of baryons on interpreting a dark matter model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Risa Wechsler (Stanford) The velocity structure of DM halos and the cosmological context of the Milky Way[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Stefano Profumo (UCSC) Summary + Panel discussion on future prospects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]