POSTPONED: 16th International Conference on the Dark Side of the Universe

12-16 Jul

ICTP-EAIFR is looking forward to host the 16th International Conference on the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU) in 2021. Postponed from 2020, the 2021 dates will soon be announced.

The Dark Side of the Universe is coming to ICTP-EAIFR in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2021.

ICTP-EAIFR is looking forward to hosting the 16th International Conference on the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU) in 2021. Organisers of the conference, which was postponed from 2020, will soon announce the new dates.

The DSU conferences are a series of international workshops in cosmology and astro-particle physics. The workshops bring together a wide range of theorists and experimentalists to discuss current ideas on models of the dark sector of the Universe, and relate them to ongoing and future experiments. Topics covered include: dark matter, dark energy, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, large-scale structure, black holes, gravitational waves, physics beyond the standard model, and more.

The next event of the series will be hosted by ICTP-EAIFR in 2021, with date to be determined. The application deadline is 13 April 2021.

For more information and to apply online, please go to

PLEASE NOTE that most fields in the APPLICATION FORM are optional. Junior researchers and those requesting financial support are encouraged to provide more detailed information.

Speakers include:

  • Yacine Ali-Haïmoud (NYU, USA)
  • Francesca Calore (LAPTH, France)
  • Kiwoon Choi (CTPU-IBS, South Korea)
  • Basudeb Dasgupta (TIFR Mumbai, India)
  • Ruth Durrer (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Silvia Galli (IAP Paris, France)
  • Joerg Jaeckel (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Shaaban Khalil (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Eiichiro Komatsu (MPA, Germany)
  • Manuel Meyer (Erlangen, Germany)
  • Chiara Mingarelli (U. Connecticut & Flatiron Institute, USA)
  • Shinji Mukohyama (YITP, Japan)
  • Ajith Parameswaram (ICTS Bangalore, India)
  • Mario Santos (U. of the Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Ignacy Sawicki (CEICO, Czech Republic)
  • Leonardo Senatore (Stanford, USA)
  • Ravi Sheth (UPenn, USA)
  • Thomas Schwetz-Mangold (KIT Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Piero Ullio (SISSA, Italy)
  • Mark Vogelsberger (MIT, USA)


Paolo Creminelli (ICTP, Trieste)
Joern Kersten (Bergen U)
Roy Maartens (UWC, South Africa & Portsmouth)
Shoaib Munir (ICTP-EAIFR)
Marcello Musso (ICTP-EAIFR)
Riccardo Sturani (IIP, Brazil)
Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT, Saclay)
Gabrijela Zaharijas (Nova Gorica U)

Steering Committee Members:

Csaba Balazs (Monash U., Australia)
Genevieve Belanger (LAPTh-CNRS, France)
Kiwoon Choi (CTPU-IBS, South Korea)
David Delepine (Guanajuato U., Mexico)
Peter Dunsby (Cape Town U., South Africa)
Christiane Frigerio Martins (U. de São Paulo, Brazil)
Joern Kersten (Bergen U., Norway)
Shaaban Khalil (Zewail City, Egypt)
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS, South Korea)
Daniel Lopez-Fogliani (U. of Buenos Aires)
Yann Mambrini (LPT CNRS-Univ Paris Sud 11, France)
Carlos Muñoz (IFT UAM-CSIC, Spain)
Keith Olive (Minnesota U., USA)
Paolo Salucci (SISSA, Italy)
Qaisar Shafi (Delaware U., USA)
Fumihiro Takayama (YITP, Japan)
Yu-Feng Zhou (KITPC/ITP-CAS, China)

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