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Dark Matter and Stars

de à (Europe/Paris)
à Tour Zamansky ( Salle Panoramique )
Campus Jussieu 4 Place Jussieu 75005 Paris

​This was an informal meeting on Dark Matter and Stars, i.e. everything that DM can do to astrophysical bodies (stars for short) and everything astrophysical bodies can teach us about DM (or constrain or hint to or...).

It consisted of a number of seminars from experts in the field. These seminars were at least partly pedagogical, aimed at an audience of people working in the field of Dark Matter, but not necessarily on these aspects. Ample time was also set aside for discussions. Speakers included: Christian Byrnes, Bernard Carr, Fabio Iocco, Chris Kouvaris, Ilidio Lopes, Julian Munoz, Ilia Musco, Pat Scott and Aaron Vincent.

This is the fourth in a series of mini-workshops held in the context of the activities of the ERC Starting Grant project: 'NewDark: New Directions in Dark Matter Phenomenology at the TeV Scale'. Support from the ERC is acknowledged. Previous mini-workshops covered Dark Matter searches at colliders, numerical simulations and axion theory and searches.

Participation was by invitation only. Organisers: Marco Cirelli (mcirelli at, Bradley Kavanagh (bkavanagh at and Filippo Sala (fsala at

Find below the full schedule, talk slides and some photos of the mini-workshop participants:

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Participants Karim Benakli; Christian Byrnes; Bernard Carr; Marco Cirelli; Valerie Domcke; Nicolao Fornengo; Mark Goodsell; Julia Harz; Fabio Iocco; Bradley Kavanagh; Chris Kouvaris; Ilidio Lopes; Julian Munoz; Ilia Musco; Paolo Panci; Kalliopi Petraki; Elena Pinetti; Marieke Postma; Diego Redigolo; Filippo Sala; Pat Scott; Joe Silk; Aaron Vincent; Marta Volonteri; Robert Ziegler
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Go to day
  • lundi 6 juin 2016
    • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch ( Canteen on Jussieu campus )
    • 14:30 - 17:00 Dark stars
      • 14:30 Seminar 1h0'
        Intervenant: Fabio Iocco
        Documents: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 15:30 Coffee 30'
      • 16:00 Seminar 1h0'
        Intervenant: Chris Kouvaris
        Documents: Slides unknown type file
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Discussion
  • mardi 7 juin 2016
    • 09:30 - 12:30 Stellar properties and dark matter
      • 09:30 Seminar - DM and the Sun: capture, high-energy neutrinos and introduction to the solar abundance problem 1h0'
        Intervenant: Pat Scott
        Documents: Slides pdf file
      • 10:30 Coffee 30'
      • 11:00 Seminar - DM and the Sun: generalised nuclear couplings and implications for the solar abundance problem 1h0'
        Intervenant: Aaron Vincent
        Documents: Slides pdf file
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
      Lieu: Restaurant L'Ardoise on Jussieu campus
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Stellar properties and dark matter
      • 14:30 Seminar - DM in stars: impact and constraints from asteroseismology 1h0'
        Intervenant: Ilidio Lopes
        Documents: Slides pdf file
      • 15:30 Coffee 30'
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Discussion
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Primordial black holes
      • 17:00 Seminar 1h0'
        Intervenant: Bernard Carr
        Documents: Slides pdf file
    • 20:00 - 22:30 Social Dinner
      Lieu: Le Procope, 13 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
  • mercredi 8 juin 2016
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Primordial black holes
      • 09:00 Seminar 45'
        Intervenant: Christian Byrnes
        Documents: Slides pdf file
      • 09:45 Seminar - Gravitational collapse of cosmological perturbations and PBH formation 30'
        Intervenant: Ilia Musco
        Documents: Slides pdf file
      • 10:15 Coffee 20'
      • 10:35 Talk - Have we detected Dark Matter? 15'
        Intervenant: Julian Munoz
        Documents: Slides pdf file
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Discussion: including Q&A session
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
      Lieu: Canteen on Jussieu campus