1-4 May 2017
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Origin of Mass 2017

Cosmology and Dark Matter

When: Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 4, 2017
Where: CP3-Origins, SDU, Odense, Denmark

So far the nature of dark matter remains elusive as does the precise quantum origin of structure in the universe from inflation or one of its alternatives. At the same astronomers are making great progress in mapping the Large Scale Structure (LSS) of the universe, and  future LSS surveys promise to be an important avenue for making progress in understanding early universe cosmology and dark matter. In this conference we will bring together speakers that work on these exciting areas or on complementary theoretical/observational probes of cosmology and dark matter.

We will have extra open slots for contributed talks. Participants can apply to give a contributed talk upon registration for the meeting at the indico page.

There is no registration fee for the conference. Coffee and snacks will be provided for all participants for free.


The conference will take place at CP³-Origins at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Talks will be held in O100.

Selected Key Speakers Include

Genevieve Belanger (CNRS)

Simeon Bird (John Hopkins)

James Bullock (UC Irvine)

Ed Copeland (Nottingham)

Mathias Garny (Munich)

Steen Hannestad (Aarhus)

Dan Hooper (Chicago)

Nemanja Kaloper (UC Davis)

John March-Russell (Oxford)

Sabino Matarrese (Padova)

Stefano Profumo (Santa-Cruz)

Claudia de Rham (Imperial)

Andrew Tolley (Imperial)

Licia Verde (Barcelona)

Stephen West (Royal Holloway)

Important dates

  • April 1, 2017: Deadline for registration.
  • April 24, 2017: Deadline for paying the conference dinner.
  • May 1 – May 4, 2017: Origin of Mass 2017.

Local Organizing Committee




The conference is sponsored by DG and The Lundbeck Foundation.


Lundbeck Foundation

Previous MASS conferences

MASS 2017 is the eighth in a series of conferences on the Origin of Mass. The webpages for the previous MASS conferences can be found here:

Starts 1 May 2017 08:00
Ends 4 May 2017 18:00
University of Southern Denmark Campusvej 55 DK-5230 Odense M