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Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization

During the past decades, significant efforts have been made to investigate the physics in the late time Universe and during the Epoch of Reionization. Theoretical studies, advanced numerical models and observations have led to great insights into the astrophysics as well as the Cosmology present from redshift zero all the way up to redshifts of order 15. However, they also generated a plethora of interesting but thus far unanswered questions.

The aim of the conference is to bring together both the theoretical, numerical and observational scientific communities to address the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Large Scale distribution of matter in the Universe stretching all the way back to the Epoch of Reionization. Our discussions will include the physics of structure formation, observations which probe this structure using cosmological surveys in optical as well as other wavelengths, how to analyse the data, and handling the large amounts of information encoded in simulations. We expect sessions and discussions on extensive probes of cosmic structure including baryonic oscillations, redshift space distortions, clusters of galaxies, weak gravitational lensing. Sessions would be dedicated to the comparison of the current high redshift observations in the optical and radio with simulations which predict the yet to be observed Epoch of Reionization signal.