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DSU07 - Program
June 5-10, 2007
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center
West Bank Campus, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Tuesday, June 5


Carlos Munoz
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid & IFT
Dark Matter Detection
9:30- 10:00
Douglas Clowe
University of Arizona
Direct empirical proof of the existence of dark matter
Konrad Kuijken
Leiden Observatory
Dark Energy and Dark Matter with the KiDS Lensing Survey
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
Gary Bernstein
University of Pennsylvania
Future dark cosmology constraints from weak gravitational lensing
David Wittman
University of California - Davis
Consumer's Guide to Weak Lensing Surveys
Francis Halzen
University of Wisconsin
The Indirect Search for Dark Matter with IceCube
2:00-2:30 Maurice Bourquin
University of Geneva
Dark matter with the AMS Space Experiment
2:30-3:30 Howard Baer
Florida State University
Dark Matter in models with mirage unification
3:00-3:30 Maxim Pospelov
Perimeter Institute/University of Victoria
Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
3:30-4:00 BREAK  
4:00-4:30 Yann Mambrini
LPT Orsay
Indirect Dark Matter signals in extended supersymmetric models
4:30-5:00 Vassilis Spanos
University of Patras
Gravitino Dark Matter
5:00-5:20 Azar Mustafayev
University of Kansas
Direct detection rates in well-tempered neutralino models
5:20-5:40 Fumihiro Takayama
Cornell University
Extremely Long Lived Charged Massive Particles in the Early Universe
5:40-6:00 Shea Brown
University of Minnesota
Extragalactic Radio Sources and the WMAP Cold spot

Wednesday, June 6


Elena Aprile
Columbia University
First Results from the XENON10 Dark Matter Experiment in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory
9:30- 10:00
Fritz de Jongh
CDMS:  Methods, Results, and Prospects
Adrian Biland
ETH Zurich
Indirect Dark Matter Search with the MAGIC Telescope
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
Manuel Drees
University of Bonn
Learning from WIMPs
Alessandro Bottino
University of Torino/INFN
Physics and Astrophysics of Light Neutralinos
Slava Mukhanov
University of Munich
Inflation after WMAP
2:00-2:30 Yudi Santoso
University of Victoria
Stop NLSP in the Gravitino Dark Matter Scenario
2:30-3:30 Pearl Sandick
University of Minnesota
Dark Matter Phenomenology of sub-GUT SUSY Breaking
3:00-3:30 Csaba Balazs
Monash University
Baryogenesis and dark matter in the nMSSM
3:30-4:00 BREAK  
4:00- 4:30 Daniel E. Lopez-Fogliani
University of Madrid
Dark Matter Direct Detection in the NMSSM
4:30-5:00 Piero Ullio
Indirect detection of dark matter WIMPs: a multi-wavelength perspective
5:00-5:30 Angela Reisetter
University of Minnesota
Pushing the Limits with CDMS
5:30-6:00 Chris Savage
University of Minnesota
Dynamics of solar system bound WIMPs

Thursday, June 7


Rick Gaitskell
Brown University
Noble Liquid Detector Searches for Particle Dark Matter
9:30- 10:00
Wolfgang Rau
Queen's University Kingston
Cryogenic Dark Matter Search in Europe
Katie Freese
University of Michigan
Dark Matter in Stars
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
Pierre Sikivie
University of Florida
Dark Matter Caustics
Pierre Fayet
Ecole Normale Superieure
Light Dark Matter
Laura Mersini-Houghton
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Predictions and Signatures from the Landscape
2:00-2:30 David G Cerdeno
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
WIMP identification through a combined measurement of its spin-dependent and independent couplings
2:30-3:30 Peter Sorenson
Brown University
Optimization of Non-Gaussian Background Rejection in XENON10
3:00-3:30 Daniel McKinsey
Yale University
The Mini-CLEAN and DEAP/CLEAN Direct Dark Matter Detectors
3:30-4:00 BREAK  
4:00- 4:30 James White
Texas A&M University
SIGN, A Pressurzed Noble Gas Approach to WIMP Detection
4:30-5:00 Lorenzo Sorbo
University of Massachusetts
Cosmology with pNGB quintessence
5:00-5:30 Jose Cembranos
UC - Irvine / University of Minnesota
Degenerate Dark Matter
5:30-5:50 Huitzu Tu
University of California - Irvine
Measuring neutrino masses and dark energy 

Friday, June 8


Marco Battaglia
UC Berkeley
Understanding Supersymmetric Dark Matter at Particle Colliders
9:30- 10:00
Matt Herndon
University of Wisconsin
Flavor Physics and Dark Matter
Bill Marciano
Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations, CP Violation and New Physics
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
Pyungwon Ko
A scale invariant extension of the SM and dark matter physics
Bhaskar Dutta
Texas A&M University
Relic Density at the LHC
Daniel Chung
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Possible Connections in Colliders, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy
2:00-2:30 Dick Bond
University of Toronto
Dark energy parameterization and its constraints
2:30-3:30 Matthias Steinmetz
Astrophysical Institute Potsdam
Constraining Dark Energy with Redshift Surveys
3:00-3:30 Patrick McDonald
University of Toronto
Constraints on dark cosmology from the Lyman-alpha forest
3:30-4:00 BREAK  
4:00- 4:20 Yu Gao
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Constraining accelerating cosmologies with distance measurement
4:20-4:40 Emir Gumrukcuoglu
University of Minnesota
Relic Anisotropy as a Source for CMB Anomalies
4:40-5:00 Yuki Watanabe
University of Texas - Austin
Reheating of the universe after inflation with f(phi)R gravity: Spontaneous decay of inflatons to bosons, fermions, and gauge bosons.
5:00-5:20 Todd Springer
University of Minnesota
Primordial Black Holes from a QCD Phase Transition
5:20-5:40 Adam Tregre
University of Wisconsin-Madison
High Energy Neutrinos from Neutralino Annihilation
5:40-6:00 Gabe Shaughnessy
University of Wisconsin
Recoil Detection of the Lightest Neutralino in MSSM Singlet Extensions

Saturday, June 9

Sunday, June 10
8:30-9:00 Nemanja Kaloper
Challenging the Cosmological Constant


Edward L. (Ned) Wright
Observational Constraints on Dark Energy
9:30- 10:00
Eric Linder
UC Berkeley
Whither Beyond Einstein?
John Ralston
University of Kansas
New Uses of Polarization Observables
10:30-11:00 BREAK  
Carlo Contaldi
Imperial College
CMB Polarization and the Search for Gravity Waves
Wim de Boer
University Karlsruhe
The dark connection between the Canis Major dwarf, the Monoceros ring, the gas flaring, the rotation curve and the EGRET excess of diffuse Galactic Gamma Rays
John Ellis
How will Accelerators cast Light on the Dark Side of the Universe?



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