Friday, January 27
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Delaware AB

Who Should Attend?
Senior researchers, postdocs, and students who are using a wide variety of tools for the search for ultralight dark matter.

Ultralight Dark Matter is a one-day workshop organized by the APS Topical Group on Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants (GPMFC). The workshop on Friday will be complemented by a GPMFC invited session at the APS April meeting on the same subject on Saturday morning.

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Registration Fees

  • Students: $25
  • Non-students: $75

Registration Information

  • Register when you register for the meeting
  • Preregistration required

Workshop Program

Friday, January 27
8:50 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute, Canada
The Principle of Plenitude: New Ideas in Ultralight Dark Matter
9:45 a.m. Karl van Bibber, University of California, Berkeley
Progress in Microwave Cavity Searches for Dark Matter Axions
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. Caterina Braggio, INFN, University of Padova, ltaly
Magnetized Media as Detectors for Galactic Axions
11:15 a.m. Mike Pivovaroff, LLNL
The Search for Solar Axions: Results from CAST and Plans for IAXO
11:45 a.m. Jesse Thaler, MIT
Prospects for Cosmic Axion Detection with ABRACADABRA
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Matthias Schott, University of Mainz, Germany
Status and Prospects of Light-Shining-Through-A-Wall
2:15 p.m. Derek Jackson Kimball, CSU-East Bay
Global Network of Optical Magnetometers for Exotic Physics
2:45 p.m. Alex Sushkov, Boston University
CASPEr: the Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment
3:15 p.m. Coffee and Posters
4:15 p.m. Mike Snow, Indiana University, Bloomington
Searchers for Exotic Interactions with Neutrons and Nuclei
4:45 p.m. Lutz Trahms, PTB-Berlin, Germany
Nuclear Spin Precession in Ultra Low Fields - A Probe for Ultralight Dark Matter
5:15 p.m. Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada, Reno
The Axion Resonant InterAction Detection Experiment (ARIADNE)

Workshop Registration

APS April meeting online registration deadline: January 6, 2017

If you are attending APS April 2017 meeting, register for the Friday workshop when you are registering for the April meeting Check the "GPMFC WORKSHOP: Ultralight Dark Matter" box on the registration form. To encourage and support the student attendance of the workshop, the student registration fee is only $25 – there is a separate box for the student workshop registration. Note that April meeting has an option to attend for one day, this will include Saturday morning session.

If you are not attending April meeting, fill in the April meeting form only for the workshop registration and email to Don Wise at APS at with a subject line "Registration for the GPMFC workshop" or fax to (301) 209-3652 (address the fax to Don Wise). He will register you. This cannot be done via online registration.

Poster Session

Posters are highly encouraged! The workshop will include a poster session. To submit a poster, email you name, affiliation, and a title of your poster to Number of posters at the poster session is limited due to the space constraints so email your poster title as soon as possible. If you are giving a talk/poster at the APS April Meeting relevant to the subject of the workshop, you may still submit poster on the same subject at the workshop.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the workshop email Marianna Safronova at

Workshop Organizers

  • John Doyle (Harvard University, GPMFC Chair)
  • Dmitry Budker (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and University of California, Berkeley)
  • Marianna Safronova (University of Delaware)

APS April Meeting GPMFC Invited Session

Saturday, January 28

Dmitry Budker, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and University of California, Berkeley
Searching for ultralight dark matter with atomic spectroscopy and magnetic resonance

Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada, Reno
First results for dark matter search with Global Positioning System

Yannis Semertzidis, IBS and KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Overview of axion searches at KAIST