We are pleased to announce the “12th PATRAS Workshop on Axions, WIMPs, and WISPs”to be held at Jeju Island of South Korea from June 20 – 24, 2016.  Jeju is a beautiful volcanic island with numerous hiking trails and spectacular views.


Scientific Program:

- The physics case for WIMPs, Axions, and WISPs

- Direct and indirect searches for Dark Matter and Dark Energy

- Direct and indirect searches for Axions, and WISPs

- Signals from astrophysical sources

- Review of collider experiments

- New theoretical developments 


Please find below some practical information:


Conference web site: https://axion-wimp2016.desy.de



Please register on the INDICO web site : https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=13889 also accessible from our secure web site.

The registration fee is 500,000 KRW until April 25th, and 600,000 KRW from April 26th.  Students pay half the corresponding fees.



We have blocked a limited number of rooms with special rates until May 20.  Please book your rooms directly at: 

https://axion-wimp2016.desy.de/e17502/  (We encourage booking your rooms as early as possible as their availability is limited.  In addition, please remember Korea is ahead of Eastern USA by 14 hours, and the deadlines are based on Korea Time.)


We kindly ask you to circulate the poster among your Institution colleagues. The poster can be downloaded through the following link



Sincerely yours,


 Yannis Semertzidis

 Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the Patras 2016 Workshop