The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) is happy to announce the upcoming meeting “Intergalactic Matters.” This weeklong workshop will take place June 16–20, 2014, at the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany. Continua a leggere Intergalactic Matters
The last few years have seen a transformation in our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies. These advances have been driven by observations that cover a broad range in wavelength. In the years ahead, new facilities like the JWST, CCAT, the LMT, ALMA, the JVLA, LOFAR and the SKA will shed further light on how galaxies form by providing huge increases in sensitivity over five decades in wavelength: from the near-infrared to long radio-wavelengths. This conference will bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the current state of the field and future directions that should be taken as these new telescopes come into operation. The meeting is in honour of Professor Malcolm Longair, who has made invaluable contributions to our knowledge of galaxy evolution and to the Astrophysics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory.
Scientific areas to be covered:
- AGN and Galaxy Evolution
- Gas in Galaxies
- The High-redshift Universe and the First Galaxies
- Galaxy Assembly and Cosmic Star-formation History
- Galaxy Clusters and the Role of Environment
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago and GMTO are planning a joint workshop to be held in Chicago on June 10-12, 2013 (poster). The goal of the conference is to examine the role of galaxies as probes of cosmology, both today and in the future as large galaxy surveys and the next generation of large telescopes, in space and on the ground, come into being. We will bring together theorists and observers to discuss contemporary problems in cosmology and galaxy evolution as well as the opportunities offered by a new generation of facilities and surveys. The conference will be organized into five half-day sessions. Keynote speakers will provide an overview of the state of theory and observation in each subfield. Contributed lectures will delve into the details of front-line research issues. The first session will review relevant surveys and facilities, including the GMT, large imaging surveys such as the Dark Energy Survey, LSST, and Euclid among others, and upcoming missions, such as the James Webb Space Telescope. This will be followed by sessions on First-Light and Reionization of the Universe, Galaxy Formation and Assembly, Intergalactic and Circumgalactic Gas, and Galaxies & the Intergalactic medium as probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The conference will be held in downtown Chicago at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. A gala conference banquet will be held at the Adler Planetarium looking out on to Lake Michigan.