The 33rd Rencontres de Blois
will be held on May 22 - 27, 2022 in the
Château of Blois
, in France's Loire Valley.
Focused on Exploring the Dark Universe
it will review the most recent status of the field of Dark Matter, a lively and exciting scientific domain related to Cosmology, Astroparticles and Particle Physics.
it will emphasize the big questions concerning the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
as seen both from high energy accelerator
based physics and from deep underground experiments as well as from
astrophysics and cosmology.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited in depth oral
presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and
contributed papers, in the form of relatively short talks given in parallel
sessions. Special emphasis being placed on active participation by younger
researchers and post-docs.
This will be the 33rd
in this series of annual international multidisciplinary meetings, created
in 1989 by Jean Trân Thanh Vân and which has in the past covered
many topics in physics, astronomy and biology. All sessions take place in the
Château of Blois, a beautiful renaissance castle which has housed many
French kings, and notably François the 1st.
Meals are served in the castle
to all participants, in order to encourage interaction between scientists at
all levels. Participation is limited to about 150 persons.
The meeting will be articulated around the results and their impact on current theories from major new experimental and observational facilities.
Topics will include:
- Direct and indirect searches
- BSM physics and DM candidates
- Astrophysics and Cosmology
- DM searches at LHC
- Future detectors
The detailed scientific programme is currently under development
(see the indico page
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