The Emergence of Disk Galaxies

Recent multi-wavelength observations suggest that the first sizable disk galaxies emerged at redshifts 2-3, when the Universe was most actively forming stars.  These disk galaxies look remarkably different than their local counterparts, being more turbulent, clumpier, and forming stars several orders of magnitude faster.  This focused, mid-sized workshop will bring together multi-wavelength observers and theorists interested in understanding what drives the observable properties of disk galaxies across cosmic time, how they transform from their progenitors at high redshifts into their descendants today, and what they tell us about star formation and feedback processes during Cosmic Noon.