Recent advances in observational astronomy have brought a new focus on the potential connections between new fundamental particles and our understanding of their impact on the early universe and its evolution. With the content of the universe well known from astrophysical observations, a key aspect is that 23% of the universe appears to consist of dark matter. If current theories are correct, the particle physics candidate for this matter may well be observed in ongoing direct and/or indirect dark matter detection experiments or at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In addition, about 70% of the universe, the dark energy, however, still remains a significant mystery that major theoretical attempts are trying to understand.
The experiments at the LHC, PLANCK, FERMI and many direct and indirect detection experiments are motivations behind organizing this workshop on particle physics and cosmology. In this workshop, we plan to discuss various issues related to the realization of the well-motivated connection between these two areas. Since the models are intricate and the experiments are complicated, we plan to examine possible avenues through which the connection can be explored. The workshop will involve particle theorists, experimentalists, cosmologists and observational astronomers. The talks will address major theoretical models, current experimental data, the upcoming future experiments, and future possible experiments and accelerators that are at the proposal stage. Talks will be geared to be comprehensible to both particle physicists and astronomers.
Topics include :
Extra solar planet searches
Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation
Venue : Room 1503 (on the 5th floor)
There is another workshop at APCTP right after PPC2012.
Those who are interested, please visit the following website for more informations.