The remarkable life of a BCG
LOCATION: Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten
In the last years a strong effort has been devoted to the study of the brightest cluster galaxies (BCG).
Several studies are focusing on BCG properties adopting a multi-wavelength approach, other are using numerical and semi-analitical models to describe BCG formation and evolution. These works have been fostered by extensive follow-up of newly discovered SZ clusters at high-redshift, by in-depth studies with Hubble such as CLASH, and a rapidly increasing amount of data in the radio and submm bands thanks to ALMA and the upgraded JVLA. This strong interest in the origin and evolution of BCG is mainly due to their unique role in the context of galaxy formation, evolution of galaxy clusters, and interactions between nuclear activity and surrounding diffuse baryons.
With this workshop we intend to bring together the most active researchers in this field to discuss the latest results, and compare the outcomes of new observational campaigns with numerical simulations and semi-analitical models.
Specifically, we would like to address the following aspects of BCG:
- the life of BCGs in the context of formation and evolution of elliptical galaxies;
- the relation between the BCG and its host clusters;
- the connection between BGC and intra-cluster light;
- the role of the BCG in shaping the properties of the Intra Cluster Medium in galaxy clusters;
- the central mass profiles in galaxy clusters;
300 Eur payable cash at the conference or by bank transfer
Stefano Borgani (Università di Trieste, INAF Oss. Astronomico di Trieste, IT)
Gabriella De Lucia (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, IT)
Andrey Kravtsov (University of Chicago, USA)
Chris Lidman (Australian Astronomical Observatory, Australia)
Piero Rosati (Università di Ferrara, IT)
Paolo Tozzi (INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Firenze, IT) (Chair)