DM@LHC 2018: Scientific programme

Dark Matter @ LHC 2018 #DMLHC2018  will take place in Heidelberg in the week after Easter and begin at lunch time on Tuesday 3 April, and end in the early afternoon on Friday, 6 April. As this workshop has a focus on scientific exchange and discussions, we ask all participants to attend the entire conference. While we are looking forward to excellent talks, we hope that the speakers also contribute to the discussions.







9h00 - 12h30

Arrival and


Complex channels

(In)direct searches & complementarity

Experiment & theory: future

14h00 - 18h30

Key channels + precision pheno

Low energy/flavour searches & interplay

Open Session



Welcome reception

Drinks in town

Dinner in town


The sessions will be organised by signature/channel and each session will typically include contributions from both theory and experiment to promote exchange of ideas and fruitful discussion. The session on Friday will see a summary of the activities of the DM LHC work and host a guided discussion what could be possible next steps for the near (Run 2) and distant future (HL-LHC).

Open Session

This year we offer again researchers the possibility to showcase their work in detail by presenting a talk in one of the Open Session on Thursday afternoon -- please refer to the call for abstracts.

Best contribution contest

The best scientific contribution to DM@LHC, including the Open Session, will also win a prize, which will be given in the close-out session on Friday!

Satellite Workshop

Please note the satellite workshop "Dark Matter at the Dawn of Discovery ?" which will take place in Heidelberg on 9-11 April 2018.

Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
69120 Heidelberg / Germany  


Local coordinator

Oleg Brandt
Tel. +49 6221 98-54-9827