• Starting date: 2022/01/24
  • End: 2022/01/28

  • LOCATION: Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten


    Aim of the workshop

    This workshop is a chance to discuss the nature and evolution of high redshift galaxies, from cosmic noon to re-ionization, as derived from a variety of observational evidence collected across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and theoretical investigations.
    In the tradition of the previous meetings we aim at bringing together members of the main extragalactic surveys and theorists to present their latest results and perspectives for the next future.

    The workshop will be a chance to discuss the major questions on the ground, like:
    – What physical mechanisms control the growth of galaxies behind their mass?
    – How far are we from a complete census of star-formation rate in the early Universe? How much is still hidden (and not accounted for) in dusty galaxies?
    – What are the properties of galaxies at the highest redshifts?

    These main questions are further expanded in specific topics, like:
    – Reionization and properties of very first galaxies;
    – Star formation and mass assembly at high redshift;
    – Quiescent galaxies at high redshift
    – Statistical properties of high redshift galaxies;
    – Rest frame properties of high redshift galaxies and AGN:
    – The evolution of dust and dust-to-gas content in high redshift galaxies;
    – Links and differences between AGN and starburst galaxies at cosmic noon;

    Special focus on JWST

    The timing of the workshop makes it an ideal chance to discuss the forthcoming JWST programs. With a scheduled launch on March 2021 and the beginning of the data acquisition planned for end 2021, the workshop will occur less than one year ahead of the arrival of the first data.

    At the time of the conference the results of the next Cycle1call for proposal will be fully known, and the plans for the processing of GTO and ERS data well advanced.

    We plan to organize a set of interactive sessions to explore options for coordinating data analysis and exploitation. We also envisage that, while Cycle 1 will be likely devoted to small-scale proposals, the need for a wider effort for a public survey will emerge during the preparation of the Cycle 2 proposals. We therefore plan to organize a brainstorm session to prepare the global design of a public survey to be proposed to the STScI Director.


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    To be defined



    – A. Fontana (INAF Rome Obs, Chair)
    – J. Dunlop (UEDIN)
    – D. Elbaz (CEA)
    – H. Ferguson (STScI)
    – P. Santini (INAF Rome Obs)
    – A. Shapley (UCLA)
    – R. Somerville (Flatiron)