The dark matter nature from its distribution in galaxies

IFPU & online
June 13 – 16, 2022

A large number of cosmological and astrophysical observations, together with dedicated searches at LHC and numerous attempts at underground laboratories of a direct dark matter (DM) particle detection, strongly indicate that its nature is far than being simple and known. On the other side, clear traces of an unexpected nature of the dark particle seem to be imprinted in the macroscopic properties of the dark and the luminous components of galaxies. The program of this workshop is to bring together astrophysicists, cosmologists, astroparticle physicists to set the goals for multidisciplinary future work. The questions that will be dealt include what the observations and the experiments are telling us about the DM and how to improve our knowledge of the phenomenon, once one accepts a new paradigm in which the dark particle has a complex and theoretically unexpected nature.

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Scientific organizers:

  • Paolo Salucci (SISSA)
  • Fabrizio Nesti (University of L’Aquila)
  • Gauri Sharma (SARAO, Univ. of the Western Cape, Johannesburg)
  • Nicola Turini (CERN)

Other participants at IFPU:

  • Carlo Baccigalupi(SISSA)
  • Amr El-Zant (The British University in Egypt, Cairo)
  • Valeria Grisoni (University of Bologna)
  • Marika Giulietti (SISSA)
  • Sandeep Haridasu (IFPU)
  • Andrea Lapi (SISSA)
  • Antonino Marasco (INAF, Padova)
  • Aldo Morselli (INFN, Roma 2)
  • Ester Piedipalumbo (INFN, Napoli)
  • Alessandro Pizzella (University of Padova)
  • Gabrijela Zaharijaš (University of Nova Gorica)

Participants from remote:

  • Giorgio Arcadi (University of Messina)
  • Eleonora Di Valentino (SoMaS, Sheffield)
  • Carmelo Evoli (GSSI)
  • Maria Felicia De Laurentis (University of Napoli)
  • Veronica Lora (UNAM)
  • Ivan De Martino (University of Salamanca)
  • Norma Sanchez (CNRS, OBS de Paris)
  • Jonathan Freundlich (Strasbourg OBS)
  • Francesco Shankar (Southampton University)
  • Daniela Vergani (INAF, Bologna)
  • Stefano Zibetti (INAF, Firenze)