The 7th IBS-ICTP-MultiDark Workshop




Institute for Basic Science (IBS) 55, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 34126
Giovanni Villadoro (ICTP), Kiwoon Choi (IBS-CTPU), Rudin Petrossian-Byrne (ICTP), Sang Hui Im (Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe, Institute for Basic Science, Korea), Sanghyeon Chang (IBS-CTPU), Sven Heinemeyer (IFT (CSIC, Madrid))

The IBS-ICTP-MultiDark Workshop on Dark World is the seventh event where IBS-CTPU, IFT/MultiDark are sharing strengths on the quest on the identification of the Dark Matter. This year ICTP high energy physics group has joined the joint workshop.

The workshop is oriented towards dark matter physics and will cover a wide range of subjects. The aim is to promote the collaboration and exchange of ideas. The list of invited speakers includes theoretical as well as experimental physicists.

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS), comprises 40 centers, including three experimental and theoretical ones on particle physics and cosmology:

Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe (CTPU)

Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP)

Center for Underground Physics (CUP)

MultiDark (Multimessenger Approach for Dark Matter Detection), is the Spanish project for dark matter searches consisting of 11 theoretical, experimental and astrophysics groups from 18 Spanish universities and research institutes.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) comprises several sections working on different fields of theoretical physics and mathematics including 
The High Energy, Cosmology, and Astroparticle (HECAP) 



  • Dark Matter 
  • ALPS and Weakly interacting particles
  • Colliders and other experiments on DM
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology




  • David Cyncynates (U. of Washington)
  • Ed Hardy (Liverpool U.)
  • David Marsh (U. of Stockholm)
  • Rudin Petrossian-Byrne (ICTP, Trieste)
  • Fabrizio Rompineve (CERN)
  • Andrea Tesi (INFN Florence)
  • Luca Vecchi (INFN Padova)
  • Weishuang Linda Xu (LBNL Berkeley)
  • Alejandra Aguirre (IFT, Madrid)
  • Marina Cermeno (IFT, Madrid)
  • Pablo Escribano (IFIC, Valencia)
  • Sven Heinemeyer (IFT, Madrid)
  • Victor Martin Lozano (IFIC, Valencia)
  • Maria Martinez (UZ, Zaragoza)
  • Osamu Seto (Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Cem Un (UHU, Huelva)
  • Ippei Obata (Kavli IPMU, Univ. of Tokyo)
  • Hyunsoo Lee (IBS-CUP)
  • Seon-Hee Seo (IBS-CUP)
  • Mehedi Masud (IBS-CTPU)
  • Kensuke Akita (IBS-CTPU)
  • Junichiro Kawamura (IBS-CTPU)
  • Alexandros Papageorgiou (IBS-CTPU)
  • Seodong Shin (JBNU)
  • Tae Hyun Jung (KIAS)
  • Jeong Han Kim (CBNU)




Previous Events

The 1st IBS-MultiDark Joint Focus Program

The 2nd IBS-MultiDark-IPPP Workshop

The 3rd IBS-MultiDark-IPPP Workshop

The 4th IBS-MultiDark-IPPP Workshop

The 5th IBS-IFT-MultiDark Workshop

The 6th IBS-IFT-MultiDark Workshop



IBS CTPU, Daejeon, Republic of Korea (location)

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    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Registration and Welcome 30m
    • 10:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Sang Hui Im)
      • 10:30 AM
        Probing axions with the measurements of photon's birefringence 40m
        Speaker: Ippei Obata (Kavli IPMU, Univ. of Tokyo)
      • 11:10 AM
        Gravitational waves from axion strings 40m
        Speaker: Edward Hardy (Liverpool U.)
    • 11:50 AM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h 10m
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Rudin Petrossian-Byrne)
    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee break 40m
    • 4:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Fabrizio Rompineve)
    • 10:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Alexandros Papageorgiou)
      • 10:30 AM
        Astrophysical axion-photon conversion 40m
        Speaker: David Marsh (U. of Stockholm)
      • 11:10 AM
        Axions in the early Universe 40m
        Speaker: Fabrizio Rompineve (CERN)
    • 11:50 AM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h 10m
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Marina Cermeno)
      • 2:00 PM
        Dark photons and phase transitions 40m
        Speaker: Rudin Petrossian-Byrne (ICTP, Trieste)
      • 2:40 PM
        Cosmological Constraints on Light but Massive Relics 40m
        Speaker: Weishuang Linda Xu (LBNL Berkeley)
    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee break 40m
    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 3 (Chair: Kensuke Akita)
      • 4:00 PM
        Z' - explorer 2.0: In the quest of Dark Matter 40m
        Speaker: Victor Martin Lozano (IFIC, Valencia)
      • 4:40 PM
        Lepto-axiogenesis in minimal KSVZ model 40m
        Speaker: Junichiro Kawamura (IBS-CTPU)
      • 5:20 PM
        Electron and Muon Magnetic Moments and Dark Matter Implications in Nonuniversal U(1)’ Models 40m
        Speaker: Cem Un (UHU, Huelva)
    • 10:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Sven Heinemeyer)
      • 10:30 AM
        ANAIS-112: testing DAMA/LIBRA signal beyond three sigma 40m
        Speaker: Maria Martinez (UZ, Zaragoza)
      • 11:10 AM
        COSINE-100 dark matter search experiment with NaI(Tl) crystals 40m
        Speaker: Hyunsoo Lee (IBS-CUP)
    • 11:50 AM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h 10m
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Free discussion 4h
    • 10:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Mehedi Masud)
    • 11:50 AM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h 10m
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Victor Martin Lozano)
      • 2:00 PM
        Status and prospects in the search for light sterile neutrino 40m
        Speaker: Mehedi Masud (IBS-CTPU)
      • 2:40 PM
        Indirect signatures of leptophilic t-channel dark matter from Centaurus A 40m
        Speaker: Marina Cermeno (IFT, Madrid)
    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee break 40m
    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 3 (Chair: Alejandra Aguirre)
    • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Banquet 2h
    • 10:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Junichiro Kawamura)
      • 10:30 AM
        Interplay of Future Colliders and Dark Matter Direct Detection Experiments 40m
        Speaker: Sven Heinemeyer (IFT, Madrid)
      • 11:10 AM
        Shedding light on low-mass subhalo survival and annihilation luminosity with numerical simulations 40m
        Speaker: Alejandra Aguirre (IFT, Madrid)
    • 11:50 AM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h 10m
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Talks: 40 min X 2 (Chair: Osamu Seto)
      • 2:00 PM
        Manifesting hidden dynamics of a sub-component dark matter 40m
        Speaker: Seodong Shin (JBNU)
      • 2:40 PM
        Imprints of Heavy Inflationary Particles on the Large Scale Structure 40m
        Speaker: Jeong Han Kim (CBNU)
    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee and Closing 40m