17th-21st November 2014, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Welcome to DSU 2014 website.

The theme of this years' meeting is

Surveying the Dark Side of the Universe - Theory and Observations

All information about this workshop will be posted here.

  • List of Participants: here
  • List and Abstracts of Invited and Submtitted Talks: here
  • Programme of the workshop: here (Download PDF here)
  • To pay the fee for the workshop, follow the instructions here (for any problems please send us an email at dsu2014@acgc.uct.ac.za)



Topics of the workshop:
  • Surveying the Dark Universe
  • Dark Energy - beyond the Concordance Model
  • Simulations of galaxies, clusters and the Universe
  • Dark Matter candidates
  • Modified Gravity
Speakers include:
  • D. Bacon (Portsmouth University)
  • G. Bertone (University of Amsterdam)
  • C. Bonvin (Cambridge University)
  • R. Dave (University of the Western Cape)
  • R. Durrer (University of Geneva)
  • J. Kneib (EPFL)
  • O. Lahav (University College London)
  • T. Medupe (University of the North West)
  • K. Moodley (University of KwaZulu Natal)
  • P. Patel (University of the Western Cape)
  • T. Padilla (University of Nottingham)
  • S. Razzaque (University of Johannesburg)
  • G. Starkmann (Case Western Reserve University)
  • J-P. Uzan (IHP, IAP)
  • C. Wetterich (University of Heidelberg)


Immediately after DSU2014, there will be a meeting hosted by the South African Gravity Society to celebrate the 75th birthday of George Ellis. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for talk submissions: 15th October 2014
  • Workshop: 17th-21st November 2014
  • George Ellis at 75 and the South African Gravity Society Meeting: 24-25 November 2014

Download the high res. workshop poster here - poster1, poster2, poster3

Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you at DSU 2014 at the Foot of Africa.

Immediately after DSU2014, there will be a meeting hosted by the South African Gravity Society to celebrate the 75th birthday of George Ellis. Please contact us if you are interested in attending. You can also register by clicking here