• Starting date: 2017/02/20
  • End: 2017/02/24

  • 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;

    Bus Timetable

    Venice Airport Marco Polo to Sexten
    Sunday February 19, 3:30 pm
    Sunday February 19, 7.30 pm

    Sexten to Venice Airport Marco Polo

    Friday February 24, 1:00 pm
    Saturday February 25, 7:00 am

    Accomodation details

    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):

    Please take a look at the hotel reservation policy, and particularly at 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): http://www.three-peaks.info/alto-adige/sesto/winter.html

    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 2016*.



    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)