• Starting date: 2022/03/21
  • End: 2022/03/25

  • LOCATION: Haus Sexten - Via Dolomiti 45, 39030, Sexten


    The past few years have seen state-of-the-art observatories, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, ALMA/Noema, MUSE, Spitzer, Subaru and Lofar, providing tantalising glimpses of the earliest galaxies assembling in an infant Universe. These observations have shed light on the redshift evolution of a number of key galaxy properties such as their luminosity functions, the cosmic stellar mass/star formation rate densities, dust masses and indirect hints on ISM properties and (mass-metallicity) scaling relations. Despite this progress, a number of compelling outstanding questions persist including:

    1. What is the key ISM physics governing the emission lines seen at high-redshifts?
    2. What is the state of the CGM that might hold an appreciable gas component?
    3. What were the IGM conditions (temperatures, ionization, metallicity) at early epochs?
    4. How were galaxy formation and reionization driven by the interplay between galaxies and the IGM?

    In this era of new and upcoming cutting-edge facilities, such as MWA, SKA, JWST, ELTs, EUCLID, Subaru/HSC and SPICA, it is also pertinent to discover and exploit the synergies between these different instruments in order to build a coherent picture of the Universe. Our aim is to bring together observational and theoretical experts in order to build a panchromatic picture of structure formation, galaxy build-up, and reionization and start a discussion on how to generate and exploit synergies between the next generation of observatories and between theoretical modelling and observations.


    The interstellar medium and circum-galactic medium:

    Lisa Kewley Danielle Berg Daniel Schaerer Andrea Ferrara Xavier Prochaska

    This conference is supported by ERC Starting grant (ERC-Stg-717001; PI: Dayal)




    250 Eur



    SOC: Corresponding Organiser: Dr. Pratika Dayal (Groningen University, The Netherlands) Dr. Masami Ouchi (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / University of Tokyo, Japan) Dr. Laura Pentericci (INAF- Observatory of Rome, ltaly) Dr. Dan Stark (University of Arizona, U.S.A) Dr. Cathryn Trott (ICRAR - Curtin University, Australia)