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Workshop Goal

LSST offers a unique avenue to attack the dark matter problem through "astrophysical probes". This workshop is the second in a series of workshops attempting to answer the question: how can we utilize LSST to help us understand the microphysics of dark matter, to identify the fundamental constituents of dark matter (e.g., new fundamental particles, compact objects), and to characterize the properties of these constituents (e.g, mass, temperature, self-interaction rate)?

The primary goal of this workshop is build on the work of the Pittsburg 2018 Workshop towards an LSST dark matter white paper. In this white paper, we hope to provide a comprehensive summary of the various techniques that can be used to test the fundamental nature of dark matter with LSST. Activity from the last workshop are summarized in a series of GitHub issues and tweets: #lsstdarkmatter.

We have also assembled graphical representations of the complex LSST dark matter parameter space. This graphic is intended to help conceptually organize the LSST dark matter program and serve as a road map for the dark matte white paper. We encourage the addition of new components through this submission form.

Mailing Lists

We have two mailing lists:

  1. the LSST Dark Matter mailing list for general discussion; and
  2. the LLNL 2018 Workshop mailing list for this particular workshop
If you wish to subscribe to these mailing lists, you can click the above links to subscribe, or send your request to Yao-Yuan Mao directly.

Agenda

The agenda is color coded by session type: plenary sessions, small group work sessions, and food/breaks.

Monday (2018-10-29)

08:30Breakfast
09:00Introduction/Goals
09:30Hack Topic Introduction
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Working group hack
12:30Lunch (in-room/working)
13:30Working group hack
15:00Coffee
15:15Working group hack
17:30Tag up: groups discuss progress
18:00Self-organized dinner

Tuesday (2018-10-30)

08:30Breakfast
09:00Morning Tag Up
09:15Working group hack
10:30Coffee
11:00Working group hack
12:30Lunch (in-room/working)
13:30Working group hack
15:00Coffee
15:15Working group hack
17:30Tag up: groups discuss progress
18:00Start to move to banquet
18:30Banquet

Wednesday (2018-10-31)

08:30Breakfast
09:00Morning Tag Up
09:15Working group hack
10:30Coffee
11:00Working group hack
12:30Lunch (in-room/working)
12:30Final Tag Up (with lunch)
14:00Where to go from here?
15:00End

Ideas for the small-group hack sessions can be submitted here.

Participants

Organizers

Confirmed Participants

Local Info

The workshop will take place at the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC; Building 6475) on the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) at 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550.

Realizing the value of the Laboratory's strategic partnerships with private industries and academic institutions, the Department of Energy authorized Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories to develop a collaboration space outside the two laboratories’ fenced perimeters. In 2011, the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) was established with the opening of the HPCIC. The primary goal of the open campus is to act as an innovation hub for unclassified research and development activities. Since its inception, the HPCIC has received over 44,000 visitors and hosted more than 4,700 events. Looking ahead, the LVOC is growing rapidly: there are plans to expand the HPCIC facilities and a new Additive Manufacturing lab is currently under construction.

You will need to show a government-issued photo ID to enter the campus. You may also be asked whether you are a US citizen when you enter.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided (lunch for the first two days only).

We have reserved 20 rooms at the Courtyard Marriot and 10 rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Courtyard by Marriott Livermore

  • Group Name: LLNL - LSST WORKSHOP
  • Group Code: lsslssa
  • Check-in: 28-OCT-2018
  • Check-out: 1-NOV-2018
  • Address: 2929 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94550
  • Phone Number: 925-243-1000
  • Group Rate: 171 USD per night

Hilton Garden Inn Livermore

  • Group Name: LLNL - LSST WORKSHOP
  • Group Code: LSST
  • Check-in: 28-OCT-2018
  • Check-out: 31-OCT-2018
  • Address: 2801 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94550
  • Phone Number: 925-292-2013
  • Group Rate: 189 USD per night

Transportation: To and From Bay Area Airports

LLNL is approximately an hour east of San Francisco (SFO), Oakland(OAK), and San Jose (SJC) airports.

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Code of Conduct

The workshop organizers are committed to conducting a meeting that is productive and enjoyable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form throughout the workshop.

By attending this workshop you agree to:

All participants are empowered to request that undesirable behavior be stopped. Participants asked to stop any behavior inconsistent with this code of conduct are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the workshop organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the workshop.


  1. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, sustained disruption of talks or other events, unwelcome physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, intimidation, stalking, and recording of an individual without consent.

  2. Personal attributes include, but are not limited to, (alphabetically) age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, lactation, nationality, physical appearance, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and status as a caregiver (including as a parent).