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The Spectral Energy Distribution of high redshift galaxies: lessons learned and open questions
26.01.2015 - 30.01.2015
Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten
Conferences 2015






Aim of the workshop
This workshop is organized under the auspices of the ASTRODEEP project and is devoted to discuss what can be learned about the Spectral Energy Distribution of high redshift galaxies. We aim at bringing together members of the CANDELS and the GOODS-Herschel collaborations, as well as external scientists interested in the topics.

Scientific rationale
Multiwavelength photometry turned out to be one of the most powerful approaches to study galaxy evolution. Thanks to the dramatic technological improvements we have witnessed in recent years, full panchromatic information from X-rays to radio is available of large samples of galaxies at high redshift. This large amount of complementary data allow us to understand the physical processes at play and to observe them at different cosmic epochs, provided that sophisticated techniques are adopted to measure the spectro-photometry and to reconstruct the galaxy Spectral Energy Distribution.
Despite its potentials, the full informational content of galaxy SED is still difficult to extract, due to both the technical challenges in the extraction of a self-consistent spectro-photometry over a full wavelength range, and to the difficulties in reconstructing the physical parameters of the emitting sources.
This workshop aims at gathering experts from both the CANDELS and the GOODS-HERSCHEL teams to discuss the latest results and open problems in these fields.
Selected scientists from other teams will also be invited, in order to put the discussion in a broader context.


Topics to be covered are:
- Methods for optimal photometry over a large wavelength and spatial resolution range;
- Synthetic templates for SED fitting techniques;
- Optimal use of spectroscopic data;
- The consistency of spectral identification at different wavelengths:  Differentiating AGN and starburst galaxies at different wavelengths;
- Rest frame properties of high redshift galaxies and AGN:
- Star formation indicators at various wavelengths;
- Estimate of metallicity and its impact on the global properties;
- The evolution of stellar masses in high redshift galaxies;
- The evolution of dust and dust-to-gas content in high redshift galaxies


Scientific Program

Workshop location and format

The workshop attendance will be limited to about 40-50 scientists. The format allows ample time for presentations (all oral, no poster is foreseen) and for interactive work among the participants.



- A. Fontana
- A. Comastri
- J. Dunlop
- D. Elbaz
- H. Ferguson 


Bus transfer details


Submission and participation procedure

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 2014*.  

Registration fee

The registration fee is 250 € (150 € for PhD students) payable in cash at the time of registration or by bank transfer.

Payment: please refer to this link.

Getting here

Please refer to: logistics.

Final program with electronic contributions


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