• Starting date: 2014/06/30
  • End: 2014/07/04

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


    In recent years, remarkable progress has made in understanding the early growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes (SMBHs), which emerged just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

    New observational programs have found evidence of the first generation of star forming systems and SMBHs in dedicated surveys or in the analysis of cosmic background radiations. Several gamma-ray bursts have already been discovered at these early epochs. Theoretical efforts have made new advances in understanding the physical mechanisms determining the epoch and mode of this early growth. 

    The scientific program of the workshop will specifically address the following questions:
    1. What is the first generation of SMBHs and what are their multi-wavelength properties ?
    2. What are their seeds and dominant growth mode ?
    3. What is the interplay between BH seeds, primordial galaxies and first stars ?
    4. What are the most promising observational strategies to unveil the early growth of black holes and galaxies ?
    5. How can we probe the first stars with the most distant GRBs ?

    This workshop aims at bringing together scientists actively working in these areas of research to discuss new results and the path forward in the informal and beautiful atmosphere of the Sesto Center for Astrophysics


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    Roberto Gilli: roberto.gilli@oabo.inaf.it
    Andrea Ferrara: andrea.ferrara@sns.it
    Piero Rosati: rosati@fe.infn.it