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2014 XXL Consortium Meeting
23.06.2014 - 27.06.2014
Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten
Conferences 2014




The XXL survey is the largest XMM programme to date (more than 6 Ms) and aims at a detailed mapping of the structure growth out to a redshift of ~ 1.5 - 4 over two areas of 25 deg2 each. The XMM observations were completed in May 2013.

Somme 500 clusters of galaxies and 30 000 AGNs are expected in fine. An extensive multi-wavelength follow-up programme is associated with the project and will allow unprecedented studies of the group population at z~0.5, an unbiased census of the z>1 clusters and a detailed mapping of the large scale structures traced by AGNs.

More than 100 scientists around the world are associated with the project, representing many fields of extragalactic astronomy: AGN, cluster and galaxy physics, observers (X-ray, optical, radio, infra-red), simulators and theorists.

The annual consortium meetings are important benchmarks in the life of the project: presentation of the on-going data analyses and science; review of the working group activities; science and follow-up plans for the coming year. In parallel, a significant amount of time is left free for personal discussions - during lunchtime or coffee breaks - and for small group meetings. Poster_XXL_logo

For the 2014 meeting, emphasis will be put on:

(1) The spectroscopic follow-up of clusters and the finalisation of the cluster catalogue.

(2) The results from the cross-correlation between the X-ray, optical and IR cluster catalogues. This is a critical step in the understanding of the selection function, of galaxy and cluster physics, which is an essential ingredient of the cosmological analysis.

(3) The spectroscopic follow-up of AGN-hosts (in which a large effort has been invested) in order to study the environment of X-ray AGNs; local galaxy environment as well as the effects of the hot ICM on AGNs will allow us to study the triggering mechanisms in clusters and groups of galaxies.

(4) The comparison of the spatial distributions of X-ray AGNs and galaxies in order to investigate their relative biasing.



The meeting is primarily intended for the XXL consortium members. But external scientists interested in using the XXL data sets or in participating in further follow-up programmes are welcome.



Marguerite Pierre < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Scientific committee


M. Pierre (CEA Saclay, principal investigator- Chair)

M. Birkinshaw (Univ. Bristol)

A. Evrard (Univ. Michigan)

C. Horellou (Obs.Onsala)

A. Iovino (INAF-OAB, Brera, IT)

C, Vignali (Univ. of Bologna, IT)

C. Lidman (AAO, Epping)

S. Maurogordato (Obs. Nice)

J. Mohr (LMU, Munich)

S. Murray (J. Hopkins Univ.)

M. Plionis (Obs. Athens)

T. Ponman (Univ. Birmingham)

H. Rottgering (Obs. Leiden)

J. Surdej (Univ. Liege)

J. Willis (Univ. Victoria)




The registration fee is 200 € payable in cash at the time of registration or by bank within the 1 june.


Bank details:

Cassa Rurale Alta Pusteria – Sede Sesto Pusteria
IBAN:   IT 91 I 08020 58910 000300000302     - SWIFT-BIC:   RZSBIT21109

Cassa Risparmio Sede Bolzano:
IBAN:  IT 28 B 06045 58910 000000035000     - SWFIT-BIC:    CRBZIT2B079

IMPORTANT: Please specify the Subject of the bank transfer as follows:
Registration fee "Title et date workshop"

The workshop will be hosted at the Sport & Kurhotel in Bad Moos. We advise you to make your  reservation at this hotel, where discounted (20%) rates are available for participants (please add a comment specifying that you will attend the  workshop):




We strongly suggest to look at the hotel reservation policy, particularly to the cancellation rules.

If you would like to stay in another hotel you may choose from a number of other hotels in Sesto (3 km from the Sport & Kurhotel) or in Moos (1 km):


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