Scientific Program

We are pleased to announce that the IceCube Particle Astrophysics Symposium, organized by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, from Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Following the success of the previous IPA symposiums, this event continues the spirit of the historic Telemark meetings on neutrino physics. The topics include: 
  • neutrino astronomy, transient astrophysics, and related multiwavelength messengers—cosmic rays, high-energy gamma rays, gravitational waves;
  • neutrino properties (including accelerator-based experiments); and
  • related cosmological and dark matter aspects of particle astrophysics. 
The format will follow that of the Madison Pheno meetings with morning plenary talks and afternoon parallel sessions.  The meeting’s topics focus on the interplay between theory and experiment in resolving the major open questions in the field of particle astrophysics for the next decade.
Monday, May 8
morning          plenary sessions
afternoon        parallel sessions
evening           banquet
Tuesday, May 9
morning          plenary sessions
afternoon        parallel sessions
Wednesday, May 10
morning          plenary sessions
A more detailed program is available on the Indico page
Confirmed plenary session talks: 
  • Marco Ajello, Results from Fermi
  • Barry Barish, Results from LIGO
  • John Beacom, Neutrinos from supernovae
  • Keith Bechtol, Optical surveys and particle astrophysics: prospects in the LSST era
  • Pashcal Coyle, Status of KM3NeT
  • Chad Finley, IceCube results
  • Anna Franckowiak, Neutrino astronomy of transient signals
  • Karsten Heeger, Reactor neutrinos overview: present & future
  • Jamie Holder, IACT: present & future
  • Patrick Huber, the status of sterile neutrinos
  • Michelle Hui, HAWC and future development
  • Marek Kowalski, Science potential of IceCube-Gen2
  • Nigel Lockyer, the Fermilab neutrino program
  • Kohta Murase, Non-thermal sources in the universe
  • Ryan Nichol, Radio detection of cosmic neutrinos
  • Keith Olive, Dark matter overview with a focus on indirect
  • Valerio Verzi, high energy cosmic ray status
  • Walter Winter, Multi-messenger particle astrophysics
Parallel Topics: 
multi-messenger, gamma-rays, cosmic rays, dark matter, neutrino astrophysics, and accelerator and non-accelerator-based neutrino physics