Jul 11 – 15, 2016
Daejeon, Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

Light Dark World 2016 

July 11-15, 2016

IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe, Daejeon, Korea

Light Dark World 2016 is the inaugural meeting of the Light Dark World International Forum. It will be held on July 11-15, 2016 at the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe (CTPU) of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), located at Daejeon in South Korea.

Light Dark World 2016 will bring together global experts from experiment and theory to discuss recent advances and develop new opportunities to study new light particles beyond the Standard Model, including light gauge boson, light scalar, light dark matter, axion, axion-like particle, and light sterile neutrinos.




  • If you want to attend the forum dinner (Thursday evening), please pay KRW 20,000 at the CTPU admin office on your first day, unless you are a speaker.
  • If you want to join the excursion (Friday afternoon), please pay KRW 20,000 at the CTPU admin office on your first day.


Daejeon, Korea
CTPU seminar room
Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Ketevi Assamagan (BNL) - Search for Dark Interactions at the LHC
Brian Batell (Pittsburgh) - Enhanced Production of Sterile Neutrinos at Accelerator Experiments
Walter Bonivento (INFN Cagliari) - The physics potential of the SHiP experiment at CERN
Patrick deNiverville (Victoria) - Searching for Light Dark Matter with Proton-Beam Fixed Target Experiments
Rouven Essig (Stony Brook) - New Direct Detection Probes of sub-GeV Dark Matter
Alejandro Ibarra (TU Munich) - Dark matter decay via the gravity portal
Soo-Bong Kim (SNU) - Disappearance of dancing reactor neutrinos at RENO
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS) - Role of dark Higgs boson in DM phenomenology
Gordan Krnjaic (Fermilab) - New Electron Fixed Target Experiments to Search for Light Dark Matter
Youngjoon Kwon (Yonsei) - Dark-sector searches from flavor-factory experiment
Manfred Lindner (MPI Heidelberg) - Phenomenology of light sterile neutrinos
Ernest Ma (Riverside) - Light Dark Matter and Neutrinos
David Morrissey (TRIUMF) - Implications of Naturalness for Searches for Light Dark Sectors
Ann Nelson (Washington) - CP Violation, Fermion oscillations and Baryogenesis
Hyang Kyu Park (IBS CUP) - Searches for axion and sterlile neutrino from the CUP (Center for Undergroud Physics), IBS
Neelima Sehgal (Stony Brook) - Cosmic Microwave Background Probes of Light Particles
Yannis Semertzidis (IBS CAPP, KAIST) - The axion dark matter search at CAPP: a comprehensive approach, and the proton EDM experiment
Yuhsin Tsai (Maryland) - Faking The Diphoton Excess (?) by Displaced Dark Photon Decays
Sean Tulin (York) - Self-interacting dark matter and new light forces


Organizing Committee:

Brian Batell (Pittsburgh)   co-chair
Hooman Davoudiasl (BNL)
Hye-Sung Lee (IBS CTPU)   co-chair
William Marciano (BNL)


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Title photo from NASA   (http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/)  with a slight enhancement effect