International workshop on "Axion physics and dark matter cosmology"

20-21 December 2017, Osaka University, JAPAN

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Theme and scope of the workshop

The axion is an elegant solution to the strong CP problem in the standard theory of particle physics. At the same time the axion is a compelling candidate of the galactic dark matter along with SUSY WIMP. The main theme of this two-day workshop is to invite leading experimentalists and theorists in the field and closely related areas, and to activate lively discussions on the present status of research and future prospects. We welcome new innovative ideas to widen the horizon of the field. The workshop is open to experts and non-experts alike, in particular young people who wish to start their careers, although the workshop capacity is limited to 100 researchers due to the space of the workshop site.

Topics covered in the workshop

strong CP problem, QCD axion, axion-like particles, other dark matter candidates,
dark matter cosmology, structure formation, direct dark matter search,
new ideas of dark matter search, closely related subjects


Nambu-Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
1-1 Machikaneyama Toyonaka Osaka
560-0043 JAPAN
Osaka University HP


Deadline of registration for presentations: November 15. Closed. We appreciate a large number of applications.
Deadline of registration for participation in the party: December 10. Closed.
No registration fee and no proceeding.
Presentations will be uploaded to the website.
Welcome party will be held at 20th December (5,000 yen for staff and 3,000 yen for student to be paid).

WiFi connection

Eduroam is available at the workshop site (Nambu Hall). Osaka University visitor ID for wireless LAN is also available upon request at the reception desk.


Scientific Advisory Committee

J.E. Kim, P. Sikivie, R. Peccei, M. Yoshimura

Local Organizing Committee

Y. Hosotani, S. Kanemura, T. Masuda, N. Sasao (co-chair),
M. Tanaka (secretary), K. Tsumura, S. Uetake, M. Yoshimura (co-chair)

Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science (RIIS), Okayama University Department of Physics, Graduate school of Science, Osaka University


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