• Starting date: 2020/01/20 00:00
  • End: 2020/01/25

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


    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 session on JWST

    The timing of the workshop makes it an ideal chance to discuss the future JWST programs. With an expected release of the next Cycle1call for proposal, with deadline May 1, we plan to organize a special session dedicated to a full discussion of possible plans for Cycle 1 proposal, especially public surveys with JWST.

    We plan to invite many of the expected key players of major JWST proposals, included accepted ERS or possible public extragalactic surveys. A dedicated space will be given to widely discuss these exciting perspectives.

    Workshop location and format

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

    The workshop will be hosted by the Sexten Center for Astrophysics, located in Sexten (Italy).



    300 Eur



    SOC - A. Fontana (INAF Rome, Chair) - J. Dunlop (UEDIN) - D. Elbaz (CEA) - H. Ferguson (STScI) - O. Le Fevre (LAM) - P. Santini (INAF Rome) - A. Shapley (UCLA) - R. Somerville (Flatiron)