We are happy to announce the fourth Kashiwa Dark Matter symposium at the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research of the University of Tokyo. For the first time since 2019, the symposium will take place again in-person at the University of Tokyo Kashiwa Library Media Hall* The symposium will be held fully hybrid, allowing a worldwide inclusive and eco-friendly participation in an ongoing pandemic.
The Kashiwa Dark Matter symposium series brings regularly together international researchers from all relevant experimental and theoretical fields in current and future dark matter searches. This year, the symposium will include a focused session on searches for light Dark Matter from the keV scale down to μeV and beyond, including theoretical aspects and recent developments of detector technologies.
We encourage especially young researchers and students to attend and to present at the symposium.Application for domestic travel support is open for undergraduate or graduate students submitting an abstract to the symposium. Please apply during registration.
* Depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person conference part may have to be revisited. Under any circumstance, the in-person conference will be conducted strictly following the guidelines by the University of Tokyo for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Please register here. For on-site participation, a conference fee of 2000¥ is charged in cash at the registration desk. There is no registration fee for online participation. In-person participation is limited on first-come-first-serve basis. As long as the option of in-person participation is available, in-person participation is guaranteed after completing the registration. Entry to Japan will be eased again from October on.
Please submit a contributed talk or poster presentation over the registration form. Please note that you can submit a registration without an abstract, and add an application for a contributed presentation later until the abstract submission deadline.
Oral presentations can be given in person or online. Posters will only be presented online, and include a max. 2-minute prerecorded flash-talk. Oral presentations are 10 minutes with 3 minutes Q&A. Applicants for contributed presentations will be notified on October 28, 2022 on the presentation's acceptance.
The symposium will take place between
The morning sessions on Wed., Thu., and Fri. last from 9:30 - 13:00 JST, in the US evening time (16:30 - 20:00 PST, 19:30 - 23:00 EST).
The afternoon sessions on Tue., Wed., and Thu. last from 15:30 - 19:00 JST, in the Europe morning time (7:30 - 11:00 CET).
The on-site symposium will take place at Kashiwa Library Media Hall of the University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha Campus (5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba, 277-8584, Japan).
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19H05802 for Shigetaka Moriyama (co-PI, main hosts)
18H05542 for Masahiro Ibe (PI)
17H06131 for Masahiro Teshima (PI, main hosts)
22H00127 for Masaki Yamashita (PI)
20H00153 for Shigeki Matsumoto (co-I)
20H01895 for Shigeki Matsumoto (PI), Kohei Hayashi (co-PI)
21K13909 for Kohei Hayashi (PI)
21H05447 for Kohei Hayashi (PI)and the grant for ICRR’s Fiscal Year 2022 Inter-University Research Program (PI: Moritz Hütten)
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