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<b>MCTP Colloquium</b><br><i>LHC and Dark Matter Workshop</i>

Saturday, January 10, 2009
12:00 AM
340 West Hall

Workshop series begins January 6 through January 10.

There are good arguments that some particles produced at the LHC should decay into dark matter, and that dark matter particles should be directly produced there. There may also already or soon be evidence from indirect and direct experiments for dark matter. To confirm what is seen is indeed the dark matter of the universe it will be essential to compute the relic density for any candidate, since the relic density for a candidate cannot be measured, and to confirm that the different experiments are all seeing the same candidate.

We plan to have roughly five "plenary" talks a day starting around 11am. This should leave leave considerable time for unstructured discussion and interactions. In particular, we hope small groups will take advantage of these times to meet and explore relevant topics in detail. For example, some people might wish to discuss in more detail the feasibility of reconstucting the Dark Matter mass using collider tools, or the future of Dark Matter direct detection. Those interested in organizing or participating