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Dark Interactions: Perspectives from Theory and Experiment

Note: All talks are plenary and are by invitation only. If you are interested in presenting a contributed talk, please email Ketevi Assamagan at All requests for contributed talks are subject to approval by the organizing committee.


To review and discuss the status and future of the searches for dark sector states, their implications for the mystery of Dark Matter, and new associated theoretical developments.

Topics or Session Information

  • Theoretical Motivation for Dark Sectors
  • Experimental Constraints from High Energy Colliders
  • Constraints from non-Collider Experiments
  • Cosmological Constraints
  • Implications for Dark Matter
  • Prospects for LHC and future Intensity Frontier Experiments

Invited Speakers

  • Masha Baryakthar (Perimeter Institute)
  • Matthew Buckley (Rutgers U.)
  • Malte Buschmann (U. of Michigan)
  • Babette Dobrich (CERN)
  • Alexander Friedland (SLAC)
  • Philip Harris (MIT)
  • Christopher Hearty (U. of British Columbia)
  • Scott Hertel (U. Mass Amherst)
  • Anson Hook (U. of Maryland)
  • Laura Jeanty (U. of Oregon)
  • Yonatan Kahn (U. of Chicago)
  • Simon Knapen (Institute of Advanced Study)
  • Tim Nelson (SLAC)
  • Josef Pradler (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Adam Ritz (U. of Victoria)
  • Rachel A. Rosen (Columbia U.)
  • Jeremy Sakstein (UPenn)
  • Tracy Slayter (MIT)
  • Paul J. Steinhardt (Princeton U.)
  • Remington Tyler Thornton (LANL)
  • Emma TorrĂ³ ( U. of Washington)
  • Adish Vartak (CERN)
  • Neal Weiner (NYU)

Workshop Committee

  • Ketevi A. Assamagan (Chair, BNL)
  • Oliver Keith Baker (Yale U.)
  • Michael Begel (BNL)
  • Mary Bishai (BNL)
  • John Paul Chou (Rutgers U.)
  • Hooman Davoudiasl (BNL)
  • Rouven Essig (SBU)
  • Tobias Golling (Université de Genève)
  • Christopher S Hill (Ohio State U.)
  • William Marciano (BNL)
  • Gopolang Mohlabeng (BNL)
  • Anze Slosar (BNL)
  • Stephane Willocq (U. of Mass.)

Special Event

BSA Distinguished Lecture
Presented by: Prof. Neal Weiner (NYU)
Bio & Lecture Abstract

Title: Illuminating Dark Matter

Hosted by: Christie Nelson (BNL)
Location: Berkner Hall Auditorium
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM

Refreshments will follow (courtesy of BSA). All are invited to attend. This lecture is open to the public. Visitors 16 and older must carry a photo ID while at BNL. Directions

Evening Events

Registered participants are invited to attend the following evening events:

Meet & Greet
Berkner Hall, Bldg. 488
Thursday, October 4, 2018
5:00 PM

Wednesday No-host Dinner
Sea Basin Restaurant
642 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY
October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
Cost: $42/pp

Sponsors and/or Co-sponsors



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Last Modified: November 02, 2018