|Galaxies in the Distant Universe
Venue, Travel, Logistics
List of Participants
Galaxies in the Distant Universe:
Dynamics, Gas, and Early Evolution
Monday to Friday, May 17 &mdash 21, 2010
Schloß Ringberg, Bavaria, Germany
News and updates
Presentations and Pictures online (June 09)
Presentations are now online and can be accessed from the final
workshop program and
poster presentations page.
A collection of
is also online &mdash thanks to Yingjie, Alberto, and Stefano!
Bus and shuttle schedules (Updated May 13)
Information about the schedule, meeting points, and signed-up
participants for bus and shuttle transportation from the
airport to Ringberg on Sunday, 16 May, is now posted
Final Program (Updated May 13)
workshop program and the list of
are now available.
Final Announcement (May 4)
The final announcement can be found
Information has been updated on these web pages concerning
transportation, registration fee, and social events.
Participants will be contacted individually by Thursday,
6 May, about their accomodation arrangements. Please
contact us immediately if you do not receive this email
by Thursday evening.
Description and Aim of the Workshop
The central theme of the workshop will be dynamics and gas content
of z > 1 galaxies, highlighting recent observational results, the
constraints provided on models of galaxy formation/evolution, and
more generally the key role that gas and dynamics are now playing
in the context of high redshift studies. Fundamental questions
about how galaxies formed and evolved in the early universe will
be addressed in light of the latest results at high redshift and
of the detailed knowledge in the local universe.
The main objective of the meeting is to bring together researchers
from the observational and theoretical communities for a thorough
and lively discussion on this theme.
Outline of Topics
- Dynamics and structure of high redshift galaxies
- Gas content and star formation activity
- Mass assembly and early evolution:
role of cold flows, mergers, and internal dynamical processes
- Formation and growth of spheroids, bulges, and disks
To foster interactions between participants, the format will
provide ample opportunities for general and informal discussions.
The attendance will be limited to a maximum of 60 people.
The schedule will consist of four days for presentations and
discussions. Two 90-min sessions are also planned to focus
on selected key topics, with different views presented by
two speakers for each session and followed by a general
On the Wednesday, a 1–day excursion is planned in the beautiful
surroundings around the venue, Schloß Ringberg, in the Bavarian
Please note: deadline for registration is April 30, 2010
If you have already registered, your name appears
in the "Registered participants" section at the
top of the
The conference fee is EUR 130.00 and payable cash at the
opening buffet at Ringberg on Sunday evening.
This fee covers lodging, meals, coffee breaks, workshop
materials, and logistics (including transportation between
the workshop venue and Munich airport, and on-site for those
lodging in nearby hotels during the workshop).
The entrance fees for the excursion to Crystal Worlds and the
Wolsfklamm of 11.00 EUR will be collected separately on Sunday.
We cannot take payment by credit cards, so participants should
come to Ringberg with sufficient amounts of Euros to cover these fees.
When registering, please make sure to specify any dietary
requirements and lodging preferences during the workshop.
Please see meals and lodging information
The registration form can be found
For those participants from countries requiring a visa to
enter Germany, it is best to start the application procedure
several months before the workshop. Please check with your
local German Consulate or travel agent for information about
required travel documents.
The following links provide information about the
Any questions or problems can be directed via e-mail to either
Natascha M. Förster Schreiber or Linda Tacconi at the
dedicated Workshop account:
kreuth "at" mpe.mpg.de , or fax
Natascha M. Förster Schreiber (co-chair)
Linda J. Tacconi (co-chair)
© Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy Group at MPE
09/06/2010, editor of this page: Natascha M. Förster Schreiber