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International Workshop Dark Matter and Stars 2018


Stars scattered through the Milky Way and the Universe form a network of laboratories to test the nature of dark matter in unique and diverse conditions which are not within reach of dark matter experimental detectors. The high-quality data obtained from solar and astronomical observatories on Earth and space allows to use stars to study the nature of dark matter, and to put stringent constraints on their properties. 


The goal of the international workshop on “Dark Matter and Stars” is to bring together scientists working across different research fields of stellar astrophysics and dark matter to discuss the current status and the future prospects of dark matter research. This meeting aims to discuss the recent advances in dark matter particle candidates, solar and stellar astrophysics, including helioseismology and asteroseismology, as well as compact astrophysical objects like neutron stars and white dwarfs. Moreover, we will also discuss the possibilities open by the next generation of stellar space observatories to the research in dark matter.


We seek to encourage dialogue between these different research groups to enhance collaboration and help to improve our understanding of the dark matter. The workshop was also planned with the aim of introducing the dark matter research field to encourage attendance by young scientists including PhD students.


The meeting will be held at the Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation of the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register before November 15th.


If you are interested in presenting a poster at the worksop, please submit your abstract before November 30th.


Registration and Call to abstracts at the INDICO web page.


Organizing Commitee: Ilídio Lopes, José Lopes, Violetta Sagun


Scientific Commitee: Riccardo Catena, José Sande Lemos, Ilídio Lopes, Ana Mourão, Joseph Silk, Amaro Rica da Silva


Venue: Complexo Interdisciplinar IST


Date: 11 - 12 December 2018