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Physics of Cosmic Dawn and Reionization in the SKA Era
18.01.2016 - 22.01.2016
Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten
Conferences 2016




The dawn of the first luminous objects is one of the most important processes marking the evolution of the Universe. During these epochs hydrogen, the main constituent of baryonic matter, is gradually heated and ionized. As reionization is intimately linked to the properties and evolution of the first sources of ionizing radiation, its study will enable us to describe in full detail the process of structure formation during the first cosmic billion years. The most powerful probe of these fundamental milestones will be 21 cm interferometry, providing tomographic maps of the thermal and ionization state of the cosmic gas. In addition, the redshifted 21 cm line can help us understand important physical processes such as, e.g., the suppression of star formation in the smallest systems and gas photo-evaporation from them, or pre-heating of the intergalactic medium by X-ray sources.

The study of Cosmic Dawn/EoR is one of the two core-science themes of the Square Kilometer Array, a project that is witnessing in these days a very strong acceleration (first light expected in 2020). It is therefore mandatory that the community working in this area can be organized efficiently so to exploit at best such opportunity. This is particularly true for Italy, which has made in the last months extremely large investments in the SKA project and whose scientists are deeply involved in SKA Science Working Groups. A well-balanced mix of radio observers and theorists getting together in an informal but coherent working environment as that provided by the Sexten CfA meets perfectly the above needs. For all these reasons we believe that the proposed workshop would be then particularly timely and useful.



Andrea Ferrara
Andrei Mesinger 

Preliminary Program


Confirm bus

Due to service work in the airport, the new meeting point is after the police controls (arrivals zone). 

Taxi Driver ROGGER GUNTER  cellular phone 0039 348 8423779


Submission and participation procedure

The registration fee is 300 €  payable by bank transfer or cash in Sexten.

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):

Since Sesto is a well known ski resort and the period of the workshop is in the winter season we invite you to reserve as soon as possible. 
Note also that discounted rates at Sport & Kurhotel in Bad Moos cannot be guaranteed after *1 November 2015*.  

Getting here

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