TeV Particle Astrophysics FGST


Each day begins with plenary sessions covering two or three subjects in the morning, followed by parallel breakout sessions for each subject in the afternoon. Posters relating to the day's topics are on display throughout the day.

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Monday, July 13

8:00–8:30 Registration

8:30–9:00 Welcome (Panofsky)

David MacFarlane

Gianfranco Bertone

9:00–10:30 Plenary Session 1 (Panofsky)

“Particle Physics”

Chair: Michael Peskin

John Ellis (25′+5′) Theoretical expectations for new physics at the LHC

Robert Roser (25′+5′) Experimental searches for new physics at the high energy frontier

Helen Quinn (25′+5′) Precision probes with sensitivity to physics at TeV scales

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00–12:30 Plenary Session 2 (Panofsky)

“Particle Physics Underground”

Chair: Blas Cabrera

Bernard Sadoulet (25′+5′) WIMP direct detection: an outlook

Giorgio Gratta (25′+5′) Measurements of neutrino properties

Alan Weinstein (25′+5′) The status of the search for gravitational waves

12:30-14:30 Lunch


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 1 (Panofsky)

“Particle Physics”

Conveners: Patrick Fox, Andy Haas

Tim Tait (invited – 25') Looking for dark matter: here, there, and everywhere

Yvonne Edmonds (15′) Fermi-LAT limits on high energy gamma lines from WIMP annihilation

Gordon Kane (15′) — Does a non-thermal wino LSP plus astrophysics describe the PAMELA and Fermi data?

Thomas Jacques (15′) Conservative constraints on dark matter self annihilation rate

David Latimer (15′) Constraining dark matter through a cosmic index of refraction

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

David Berge (invited – 25′) Dark matter searches with ATLAS

Philip Schuster (invited – 25′) Low-Energy Collider and Fixed-Target Experiments to Search For New Dark Forces

Gregory Pawloski (15′) Results from the MINOS Experiment

Roni Harnik (15′) Decaying dark matter as a probe of unification and TeV spectroscopy

Bijan Berenji (15′) Search for large extra dimensions with Kaluza-Klein gravitons via observations of neutron stars with Fermi-LAT

Jeremy Mardon (15′) Cosmic signals from the hidden sector

Yashar Akrami (ppt)(15′) An alternative scanning technique for the profile likelihood analysis of the CMSSM parameter space


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 2 (Kavli aud.)

“Particle Physics Underground”

Conveners: Jodi Cooley, Alan Weinstein

Shawn Henderson (17′) DM-TPC: A dark matter detector with directional sensitivity

Lauren Hsu (invited – 17′) Status of the cryogenic dark matter search

Douglas Finkbeiner (17′) The DAMA/ LIBRA WIMP search

Roberto Santorelli (17′) The XENON dark matter project

Mani Tripathi (17′) A dark matter search program with LUX and beyond

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Matthew Szydagis (17′) COUPP

Louie Strigari (17′) WIMP constraints including astrophysical uncertainties

David McKee (17′) DoubleChooz: progress and expected sensitivity

James Loach (17′) The Majorana neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment

Kevin O'Sullivan (17′) Current status of the EXO-200 experiment

Kengo Nakamura (invited – 17′) Status of the KamLAND experiment


Tuesday, July 14

8:30–10:30 Plenary Session 3 (Panofsky)

“Particle astrophysics with Fermi observatory”

Chair: Rob Cameron

Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (25′+5′) The Galaxy in a new light: Fermi-LAT gamma-ray observations

Jim Chiang (25′+5′) Fermi/LAT observations of blazars

Hiro Tajima (25′+5′) High energy emission from gamma-ray bursts

Simona Murgia (25′+5′) Search for dark matter and new physics

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00–13:00 Plenary Session 4 (Panofsky)

“Interaction of particle astrophysics and cosmology”

Chair: Vahe Petrosian

Wendy Freedman (25′+5′) Measurements of neutrino mass using cosmological methods

Carlos Frenk (movie) (30′+5′) The structure of dark matter halos

Nikhil Padmanabhan (25′+5′) Constraining cosmology with LSS surveys: dark energy and non-gaussianity

Katherine Freese (25′+5′) Dark stars

13:05-14:30 Lunch

      14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 3 (Panofsky)

“Particle astrophysics with Fermi observatory”

Conveners: Nicola Omodei, Jonathan Ormes

Troy Porter (invited – 20′) Fermi LAT measurements of the diffuse Galactic gamma-ray emission

Markus Ackermann (invited – 20′) Observation of the extragalactic diffuse continuum gamma-ray emission with Fermi LAT

Keith Bechtol (15′) GeV gamma-ray observations of galaxy clusters with the Fermi LAT

Doron Kushnir (15′) Relativistic particle population and magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies

Tesla Jeltema (invited – 20′) Searching for dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies with Fermi

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Nicola Giglietto (invited – 20′) Sources in the solar system observed by the Fermi Large Area Telescope

Warit Mitthumsiri (15′) Earth gamma-ray albedo measurements with the Fermi-LAT

Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (15′) Fermi-LAT observations of the Crab Pulsar and Nebula

Yasunobu Uchiyama (invited – 20′) Fermi-LAT observation of Supernova Remnants

Mathew Kerr (invited – 20′) 47 Tucanae: a new laboratory for GeV millisecond pulsars

David Paneque (15′) Fermi view of the classical TeV high peak BL Lacs

Chuck Dermer (invited – 20′) Evidence for ultrahigh energy cosmic rays from Fermi observations of AGN and gamma ray bursts

Christine Meurer (15′) Fermi's view of the Galactic center

Joshua Lande (poster) Analysis of spatially extended sources with the Fermi-LAT

Lukasz Stawarz (poster) On the energy spectra of GeV/TeV cosmic ray leptons


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 4 (Kavli aud.)

“Interaction of particle astrophysics and cosmology”

Conveners: Risa Wechsler, Piero Ullio

Marla Geha (invited – 20′) Ultra-faint satellites of the Milky Way

Pat Scott (15′) Direct constraints on minimal supersymmetry from Fermi-LAT observations of the dwarf galaxy Segue1

Ping Wang (15′) The search for dark matter Galactic satellites with Fermi-LAT

Neelima Sehgal (15′) Dark matter annihilation cross-section bounds from Fermi observations of dwarf galaxies

Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins (15′) Identifying a dark matter signal with Fermi using the anisotropy energy spectrum

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Andrew Zentner (invited – 20′) New perspectives on high-energy neutrinos from dark matter in the Sun

Shin’ichiro Ando (20′) Gamma-ray background anisotropy from DM annihilation

Greg Dobler (20′) WMAP haze

Tracey Slatyer (15′) DM annihilation around the redshift of last scattering

Fabio Iocco (15′) Constraints on dark matter models with large annihilation cross-section from the early Universe

Sofia Sivertsson (15′) The WIMP capture process, including scattering, for dark stars in the early universe

Alberto Vallinotto (15′) The WIMP forest


Wednesday, July 15

8:30–10:20 Plenary Sessions 5 & 6 (Panofsky)

“Cosmic accelerators”

Chair: Igor Moskalenko

Jonathan Arons (25′+3′) Particle acceleration in the Galaxy

Eli Waxman (25′+3′) What do we know about the identity of (low and high energy) cosmic-ray sources?

Misha Malkov (25′+3′) Wave phenomena and cosmic ray acceleration ahead of strong shocks

Plenary Session 6:

“Particle astrophysics with neutrino observatories”

Chair: Irina Mocioiu

John Beacom (25′+3′) Sources of high energy neutrinos

10:20-10:40 Coffee break


10:40–13:10 Plenary Sessions 6 & 7 (Panofsky)

Tom Gaisser (25′+3′) News from neutrino observatories

Steen Hannestad (25′+3′) Neutrinos and cosmology

Plenary Session 7

“Particle astrophysics with multimessengers”

Chair: Gianfranco Bertone

Piergiorgio Picozza (25′+3′) The PAMELA space mission for antimatter and dark matter searches in cosmic rays

Luca Baldini (25′+3′) Experimental review of high-energy electron/positron and proton/antiproton spectra

Eun-Suk Seo (25′+3′) Multimessenger perspectives

13:10-14:30 Lunch


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 5 (Kavli aud.)

“Cosmic accelerators”

Conveners: Don Ellison, Lukasz Stawarz

Masahiro Hoshino (invited – 20′) Toward understanding of electron Fermi acceleration in magnetosonic shocks: plasma physics view

Don Ellison (invited – 20′) Self-generated resonant and non-resonant magnetic turbulence in efficient shock acceleration

Elena Amato (invited – 20′) Particle acceleration in pulsar wind nebulae

Lukasz Stawarz (invited – 20′) Shock versus stochastic acceleration of ultrarelativistic particles in active galaxies

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Greg Madejski (15′) Gamma-ray spectra of blazars detected by Fermi/LAT

Vasiliki Pavlidou (15′) Two years of blazar monitoring with the OVRO 40m telescope at 15 GHz in support of the Fermi-GST

Andy Smith (15′) VERITAS Observations of the TeV binary LS I +61 303

Marco Ajello (15′) Cosmological evolution of blazars: new findings from the Swift/BAT and Fermi/LAT surveys

Andrey Vladimirov (15′) Strong nonresonant amplification of magnetic fields in particle accelerating shocks

Martin Lemoine (15′) Electromagnetic instabilities and Fermi acceleration at ultra-relativistic shock waves

Junichi Aoi (15′) Can we probe the Lorentz factor of gamma-ray bursts from GeV-TeV spectra integrated over internal shocks?


14:30-18:30 Par. Session 6 (Redwood aud.#)

“Particle astrophysics with neutrino observatories”

Conveners: Olga Mena, Ignacio Taboada

Irina Mocioiu (invited – 20′) Neutrino properties and neutrino telescopes

Nissim Fraija (15′) Neutrino oscillation in magnetized gamma-ray burst fireball

Sourav Mandal (15′) Constraints on dark matter annihilation and decay from ne cascades

Sarira Sahu (15′) Propagation of high energy neutrinos in a weakly magnetized environment

Lukas Nellen (invited – 20′) Limits on the diffuse flux of neutrinos at ultra-high energies from the Pierre Auger Observatory

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Juan Antonio Aguilar (invited – 20′) Search for neutrino point sources with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Sean Grullon (15′) Searching for high energy diffuse astrophysical neutrinos with IceCube

Juan de Dios Zornoza (invited – 20′) Neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean sea

Thomas Eberl (15′) Status and recent data of the ANTARES neutrino telescope

Anastasious Belias (15′) KM3NeT, a deep sea neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean sea

David Besson (15′) In-ice radiowave neutrino detection at the South Pole

Delia Tosi (15′) Acoustic neutrino detection at the South Pole: latest results from SPATS


#Redwood auditorium is located in the Research Office Building (ROB) #48


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 7 (Panofsky)

“Particle astrophysics with multimessengers”

Conveners: Elena Vannuccini, Aldo Morselli

Chairs: Aldo Morselli, Eduardo do Couto e Silva

John Pretz (invited – 20′) Cosmic-ray anisotropy as observed with Milagro

Lidia Pieri (invited – 20′) Substructures and Sommerfeld enhancement: multi-wavelength constraints

Joe Zunt (invited – 20′) Can the WMAP Haze really be a signature of annihilating neutralinos?

Marco Regis (invited – 20′) Multi-wavelength signals of dark matter annihilations in the Galactic diffuse emission

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Gabrijela Zaharijas (15′) Testing a DM explanation of the positron excess with the Inverse Compton scattering

Pierre Brun (15′) On the dark matter solutions to the cosmic leptons puzzle

Alessandro Cuoco (15′) Multi-messenger/Multi-wavelength constraints on dark matter searches

Diego Tescaro (15′) Multi-wavelength observations of Mrk 501 in 2008

Philipp Mertsch (15′) Testing astrophysical models for the PAMELA positron excess with cosmic ray nuclei

Jeffrey Scargle (15′) Statistical analysis of high-energy astrophysical time series

Isabel Leonor (15′) Gravitational-wave detectors in the nexus of multi-messenger astrophysics


Thursday, July 16

9:00–10:30 Plenary Session 8 (Panofsky)

“Cosmic rays at the knee and above”

Chair: Gaurang Yodh

Pasquale Blasi (25′+5′) Cosmic rays below and above the knee

Angela Olinto (25′+5′) New results from ultra-high energy frontier

Joachim Edsjo (25′+5′) Theoretical interpretation of new results from Fermi, PAMELA, and HESS

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00–12:30 Plenary Session 9 (Panofsky)

“Particle astrophysics with VHE gamma-ray telescopes”

Chair: Stefan Funk

Werner Hofmann (25′+5′) News from the VHE gamma-ray observatories: status and galactic sources

Frank Krennrich (25′+5′) The extragalactic view in TeV gamma rays

Stefano Profumo (25′+5′) New physics with ACTs in the Fermi era

12:30-14:30 Lunch


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 8 (Kavli aud.)

“Cosmic rays at the knee and above”

Conveners: Angela Olinto, Sergey Ostapchenko

Gian Carlo Trinchero (20′) Kascade-Grande results

Cao Zhen (20′) LHAASO results

Serap Tilav (15′) Cosmic rays at the knee and above with IceTop and IceCube

Pierre Sokolsky (15′) Telescope Array & Telescope Array Low-Energy extension

Martin Lemoine (20′) Cosmic rays around the ankle

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Pierre Sokolsky (20′) HiRes results

Nicolas Busca (20′) Spectrum and composition of UHECRs by the Pierre Auger Observatory

Piera Ghia (20′) Anisotropies of UHECRs by the Auger Observatory

Denis Allard (20′) Interpretation of the spectrum and composition of UHECRs at the highest energies

Kumiko Kotera (20′) Ultra high energy nuclei


14:30-18:30 Parallel Session 9 (Panofsky)

“Particle astrophysics with VHE gamma-ray telescopes”

Conveners: Elisa Bernardini, James Buckley

Chair: Tune Kamae, Luigi Costamante

Rouven Essig (invited – 20′) Gamma rays from dark matter annihilation in dwarf galaxies

Christopher van Eldik (invited – 20′) Cosmic ray electrons and Galactic centre observations with H.E.S.S.

Francesc Ferrer (invited – 20′) — Prospects for indirect dark matter detection with Fermi and IACTs

Andy Smith (15′) Indirect dark matter searches with VERITAS

Ester Aliu (15′) TeV gamma-ray observations of pulsar wind nebulae with VERITAS

Niklas Karlsson (embargoed talk) (15′)  Observations of starburst galaxies with VERITAS

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Markus Boettcher (invited – 20′) Models for VHE emission from blazars

Rudy Gilmore (invited – 20′) Cosmological gamma-ray opacity and the extragalactic background light

Pratik Majumdar (invited – 15′) MAGIC observations of high redshift AGNs

Emiliano Carmona (15′) Latest results on Galactic sources with the MAGIC telescope

David Paneque (15′) Study of indirect detection of axion-like particles with Fermi and IACTs


Friday, July 17

9:00–11:00 Plenary Session 10 (Panofsky)

“New detectors”

Chair: Tune Kamae

Steve Kahn (18′+2′) LSST

Aaron Roodman (18′+2′) JDEM:  Exploring dark energy from space

Stefan Funk (18′+2′) Future gamma-ray telescopes

Brenda Dingus (18′+2′) HAWC

Miguel Mostafa (18′+2′) The Pierre Auger Northern Observatory

Mark Vagins (18′+2′) GADZOOKS!

11:00-11:30 Coffee break


11:30–13:00 Plenary Session 11 (Panofsky)

“Conference summary”

Chair: Elliott Bloom

Persis Drell (30′+5′) Experiments in astroparticle physics

Roger Blandford (30′+5′) Recent progress in astroparticle physics

Elliott Bloom & Igor Moskalenko Closing remarks


Scientific Secretaries

July 13 - Monday - Ping Wang and Josh Lande (plenary 1, 2), parallel 1 (Josh), parallel 2 (Ping)

July 14 - Tuesday - Aurelien Bouvier and Alice Allafort (plenary 3,4), parallel 3 (Alice), parallel 4 (Aurelien)

July 15 - Wednesday - Keith Bechtol and Justin Vandenbroucke (plenary 5,6,7), parallel 5 (Keith), parallel 6 (Justin), parallel 7 (Bijan, Alex)

July 16 - Thursday - Yvonne Edmonds and Warit Mitthumsiri (plenary 8,9), parallel 8 (Warit), parallel 9 (Yvonne)

July 17 - Friday - Bijan Berenji and Alex Drlica-Wagner (plenary 10)

Emergency Slides: Panofsky Auditorium, Kavli Auditorium, & Redwood Conference Rooms


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