Register for the 17th International Workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe


The 17th International Workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU) will be held on 10-14 July 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda, at the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), a partner institute of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical physics (ICTP).

DSU is back in Africa after Cape Town 2014. Initially scheduled in 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is the very first international conference on the topic in the heart of Africa. This would be an excellent opportunity for the international community to support this event, meet local scientists and contribute to the scientific growth of the region.

About the Conference

DSU is a series of international conferences in astroparticle physics and cosmology. The workshops bring together a wide range of theorists and experimentalists to discuss current ideas on models of the dark sector of the Universe and relate them to ongoing and future experiments. Topics covered include dark matter, dark energy, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, large-scale structure, black holes, gravitational waves, physics beyond the standard model, and more. In addition, this year’s edition is jointly organised by ICTP-EAIFR and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.

Speaker’s List
  1. Gianfranco Bertone (Uni Amsterdam)
  2. Kfir Blum (Weizmann)
  3. Kiwoon Choi (CTPU-IBS, South Korea)
  4. Ruth Durrer (Uni Geneva)
  5. Elisabeth Krause (Uni Arizona)
  6. Chiara Mingarelli (Uni Connecticut & Flatiron)
  7. Ajith Parameswaram (ICTS, Bangalore)
  8. Luca Santoni (APC, Paris)
  9. Mario Santos (UWC, South Africa)
  10. Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)
  11. Jörg Jäckel (Uni Heidelberg)
  12. Keith Olive (Uni Minnesota)
  13. Daniel Figueroa (Uni Valencia, IFIC)
  14. Yann Mambrini (Paris Saclay)
  15. Pedro Ferreira (Uni Oxford)
Application and Deadlines

Visit here to access the online applications and abstract submissions. The deadline to request financial support is 16 April 2023, while the deadline for participation is 04 June 2023.

N.B: Most fields in the Application Form are optional. However, junior researchers and applicants requesting financial support are encouraged to provide more detailed information. 

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