Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Including Fundamental InteraCtions
September 11-17, 2016

Welcome to the 5th annual UCLA PACIFIC Symposium

Our goal is to bring together particle physicists, cosmologists, and astrophysicists, and to promote exchange of ideas and synergy in the multidisciplinary field of astroparticle physics.

In addition to the symposium, to be held at the Richard Gump Research Station on the Island of Moorea in French Polynesia, there will be an astrophysics working group on September 10 and 11, 2016.


The registration fee for the five-day symposium will be $490 for adults and $150 for children, which includes three meals a day prepared by local chefs in Polynesian and European style. We would appreciate receiving your registration before May 1, 2016.


For each person attending we will need a copy of your passports, which you may scan and send to us via email attachment. This is required in order to comply with the regulations regarding visitors at the Gump Research Station in French Polynesia.

Organizing Committee

Alexander Kusenko, chair (UCLA/Kavli IPMU), Graciela Gelmini (UCLA), Cedric Deffayet (IAP and IHÉS), Francis Halzen (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), Vladimir Kazakov (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Hitoshi Murayama (UC Berkeley/Kavli IPMU), Shigehiro Nagataki (RIKEN, Japan), Bernard Sadoulet (UC Berkeley), Mikhail Shifman (Univ. of Minnesota).