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Workshop Summary

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Registration & Fee Information

Posters

Confirmed Participants

Social Events


First Announcement

Second Announcement

Final Announcement


Workshop Venue

Accommodation & Subsistence

Logistics

Conference Bus

Itinerary Information

Visa

Weather


Important Dates

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THE ROLE OF MERGERS AND FEEDBACK IN GALAXY FORMATION

Ringberg Castle, Germany

31st October - 6th November 2004

email: ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

URL: http://www.mpe.mpg.de/ir/meetings/ringmerg2004.html



What's New !

26/10/2004 Workshop Schedule

20/10/2004 Final Announcement

20/10/2004 Itinerary Information Form

20/10/2004 Conference Bus Information





WORKSHOP SUMMARY


As is traditional for our workshops, we take an interdisciplinary approach
to a well-focussed topic. This year we will explore the roles of merging
and feedback in galaxy formation, with particular emphasis on the
formation of massive galaxies and QSOs at z~2-3. We intend to stimulate
intense discussions between theorists and observers. We also want to
compare the detailed physical knowledge of the local universe with the
wealth of empirical results at high redshift. Topics will include:

  •  Properties of massive galaxies at high redshift
  •  Galaxy evolution: clues from the local universe
  •  Star formation in extreme environments
  •  Feedback due to starbursts and AGN
  •  Properties and simulations of mergers
  •  The physical connection between powerful starbursts and AGN
  •  Models of galaxy formation and evolution

Due to space limitations in the lecture hall and dining room at the
castle, attendance is limited to 65 people, and participation in the
workshop will be by invitation only. The structure of the workshop
will be one where there are a combination of comprehensive review talks
and highlights from important recent work. The presentations will be 25-30
minutes including questions to allow maximum time for targeted discussion
sessions and debates throughout the week.

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Linda Tacconi
Reinhard Genzel
Dieter Lutz
Matt Lehnert

Ralf Bender
Andi Burkert
Andrea Cimatti
Guenther Hasinger
Guinevere Kauffmann
Olivier LeFevre
Simon Lilly
Ian Smail
Rachel Somerville
Chuck Steidel
Wil van Breugel

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Linda Tacconi
Reinhard Genzel
Dieter Lutz
Matt Lehnert
Alessandra Contursi
Kalliopi Dasyra
Ric Davies
Susanne Harai-Ströbl
Thomas Ott
Eckhard Sturm
Aprajita Verma



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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

The scientific sessions will begin on Monday, 1st November at 8:45 AM, and
end on Friday evening, 5th NovemberParticipants should plan to arrive in
the Munich area by Sunday, 31st October by 2pm or earlier.  We plan to hire
a bus to take participants from the Munich area to Ringberg Castle on
Sunday, leaving the Munich airport and downtown Munich in the
mid-afternoon. People wishing to use this bus should indicate this on the
itinerary information form. The bus will return participants to Munich on Saturday
06th November, leaving Ringberg promptly after breakfast.

Please note that Ringberg Castle is not open before 16:30 on Sunday, so
participants should not venture up to the castle before then.

Details about the conference bus can be found here.

The latest schedule for the workshop is available below!
Each session will consist of review and highlight talks
concluded by longer discussion periods. The times listed include time for
a few questions.  We will continue to post any last minute changes to the
program as they occur until just before the workshop.

Talk/Workshop Schedule (HTML file)
Talk/Workshop Schedule (downloadable PDF file 206kB)



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REGISTRATION

There will be a registration fee of EUR 100 (EUR 130 if you would like to
attend the concert on Wednesday evening) is payable in cash at the opening buffet at
Ringberg on Sunday evening. This fee covers the costs of the opening
dinner, transportation to and from Ringberg and Munich, transportation to
and from the Wednesday outing, entrance fees to the Hallein Salt Mines,
the conference dinner on Wednesday evening, and conference materials.  We
cannot take payment by credit cards, so participants should come to
Ringberg with sufficient amounts of Euros to cover this fee.


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POSTERS

Poster boards of size 125cmx125cm will be available at Ringberg. 
Although no invited participants have been assigned posters, we strongly
encourage you to bring along your newest results and/or copies of your
talk to hang up as a poster. We will have many long coffee breaks in the
poster area, and this will give everyone a further opportunity to hear
about your work. We ask that you drop us an email ( ringberg@mpe.mpg.de)
to let us know you plan to do this so we know how many poster boards to
assemble at Ringberg beforehand. Posters will remain on display for the
entire duration of the workshop.

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CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

A final list of participants can be found here.

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SOCIAL EVENTS

Discussion/Socialising time will follow each night after dinner at the castle.
In addition two social events are planned:

1) There will be a welcome dinner buffet at Ringberg castle for all
   participants and accompanying persons paying the registration fee
   Sunday evening, 31 October at 19:00.  Conference registration will take
   place at the Castle prior to and during the buffet.

2) There is an excursion to the Salzburg area on Wednesday, 3 November for
   all participants and their guests. At the conclusion of the morning
   session, we will grab boxed lunches, depart at noon and make a ~ 2hr
   trip to the salt mining town of Hallein on the German-Austrian border,
   where we will tour a former salt-mine.  After the tour, we will drive
   to historic Salzburg, where participants will have the chance to wander
   through the city for a couple of hours to visit shops, cafes, museums,
   a fortress, etc.  The outing day will culminate in the conference
   dinner at 18:00 (price included in the fee) at a Salzburg restaurant. 
   After dinner those who have signed up will walk to the "Schlosskonzert"
   at the Schloss Mirabell.  The concert starts at 8 PM and will last
   about 90 minutes.  Those who have not signed up to go to the concert
   will have a further opportunity to explore Salzburg's cafes and pubs. 
   Buses will then leave Salzburg around 22:00 and return participants and
   their guests to Ringberg and the hotel arriving between 23:30 and
   midnight. Further details about the outing will be available at
   Ringberg.



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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

Here you can find the full text of the first announcement

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SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Here you can find the full text of the second announcement

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FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Here you can find the full text of the final announcement

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WORKSHOP VENUE

The venue for the workshop is the Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle),
a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and
overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the
Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small
resort villages.  The peaceful location, relaxed meeting schedule,
and attendance limit of 65 set by the size of the castle are all
conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many
opportunities for stimulating discussion.

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ACCOMODATION AND SUBSISTENCE

The LOC will pay for lodging and meals of all participants for the
duration of the workshop.  We have arranged that everyone stay either at
Ringberg Castle (which has rooms for 35-40 people) or at the Hotel Zur
Post in the nearby village of Kreuth (http://www.hotel-zur-post-kreuth.de).  You
should have already received an email message with your arrangements.  If
you did not receive this message please let us know immediately.

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle. 
Unfortunately, we cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying
guests.  Accompanying guests can have dinner at the castle for an extra
charge. Please send us an email asking about rates in this case. It would
be very helpful to the Ringberg staff and the LOC if you could let us know
at registration on Sunday evening which meals you will take at the Castle. 
Vegetarian meals and other special dietary requests are happily
accommodated provided advance notice is given.  If you have not already
indicated your special requests, please send us a short email message
soon.

The LOC will pay for lodging and meals of participants for the duration of
the workshop.  We have arranges that everyone stay either at Ringberg
Castle (which has rooms for 35-40 people) or at the Hotel Zur Post in the
nearby village of Kreuth (www.hotel-zur-post-kreuth.de).  Lunch and dinner
are provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle.  Unfortunately, we
cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying guests. Please send us
an email asking about rates in this case.  Vegetarian meals and other
special dietary requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice
is given; please indicate these on the registration form.

Daily transportation from the Hotel zur Post to the castle (about a 10-15
minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the
first session, and then again in the evening before dinner if requested
and back to the hotels after dinner after some socializing time. It will
not be possible for the LOC to provide transportation during the lunch
break, however.


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LOGISTICS

Participants should start to plan their travel to the Munich area soon.

By Air

The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport lies approximately 30 and 100 km
north of Munich and Ringberg respectively.  Most major carriers offer
service to Munich, with an ever increasing number of direct flights even
on more distant routes.  Those participants arriving on Sunday, 31
October, before mid-afternoon will be met at the airport by one of the
LOC, and taken to the conference bus. For participants arriving in the
area already on Friday or Saturday the LOC can help to arrange for hotel
accommodations in the Munich area.


By Train

Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) can be reached from anywhere within
Europe.  From there, there are good public transportation connections to
all of Munich, as well as to the area around Ringberg Castle (Tegernsee).  People
arriving by train on Sunday can take the conference bus to Ringberg as
well.  We will announce the pickup point for central Munich a few weeks
before the meeting.


By Car

Schloß Ringberg is located about 70 km SE of Munich.  For those
interested in driving directly to the castle on Sunday the LOC will post
detailed maps and instructions on the web-site in advance of the workshop. 
All major car rental companies have branches at the Munich Airport. There
is ample parking at the castle, and at the hotel in Kreuth.


Conference Bus

We have hired a bus to take participants from the Munich Airport and the
Hotel Astoria on Nicolaistrasse in Munich to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, 31
October, leaving the airport at 2 PM from in front of the arrivals area in
Terminal 1, Block C, and the Hotel Astoria in Munich around 3:15.

LOC members will be at the Munich airport to greet participants and show
them the way to the bus on Sunday starting around 13:00.  One person will
be posted at the arrivals area of Terminal 2 (terminal for Lufthansa and
Star Alliance flights), and another will be at the arrivals area of
Terminal 1, Block C.  They will be carrying colorful signs indicating the
Ringberg Workshop and Max-Planck Institute, so that you can easily
identify them.  If you arrive on Sunday morning and have some time to kill
before the bus leaves, there is a large shopping center, many restaurants,
showers, etc available at the newly remodeled Munich airport.  You can
check the airport webpage: www.munich-airport.de/EN/index.html for more
information.

An LOC member will also be in front of the Hotel Astoria starting at 14:45
for those meeting the bus there (the central Munich stop).  To get to this
hotel from the Munich Central train station (Hauptbahnhof) take either the
U4 or U5 sub-way line to the Odeonsplatz stop, and transfer to the U3 line
(direction Olympiazentrum) or the U6 line (direction Garching-
Hochbrueck). Take this train to the Muenchener Freiheit stop.  You can
also take any S-Bahn train to Marienplatz from the Central Station, and
transfer to the U3 or U6 from there.  From there it is a short walk to the
Hotel Astoria. Leave the Muenchener Freiheit station from the southeast
exit, continue walking south, and Nicolaistrasse will be on your left. 
The Hotel Astoria is on the left at the end of this short street.

The bus will return participants to Munich airport and central Munich on
Saturday, 6 November.  Depending on demand, there may be a smaller shuttle
van from Ringberg to the Munich airport on Friday evening as well.  The
bus will depart from Ringberg Castle at around 8:30-09:00 AM, immediately
after breakfast on Saturday and arrive at the airport about 1.5 hours
later, depending on traffic.

Many of you have already said that you will take the bus either to and/or
from Ringberg, but if you have not already indicated this please let us
know soon in a short email message or with the itinerary information form.
For those attendees who arrive on
Sunday after about 2 PM (since it will take you a while to collect your
luggage, and clear passport control and customs) the LOC will do our best
to arrange that one of our private cars get you to Ringberg later on
Sunday afternoon. We need sufficient advance notice for this, however, so
please indicate any special needs as soon as possible!  For participants
arriving after about 5 PM on Sunday the LOC will all have left for
Ringberg already, and it will be necessary to take a train and taxi to
Ringberg from the Munich area. The instructions on how to do this,
complete with train schedules, can be found at
http://www.rzg.mpg.de/ringberg-castle/anfahrt.html.

Daily transportation from the Hotel zur Post to the castle (about a 10-15
minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the
first session, and then again in the evening before dinner if requested
and back to the hotels after dinner after some socializing time. It will
not be possible for the LOC to provide transportation during the lunch
break, however.


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ITINERARY INFORMATION FORM

If you have not informed the LOC of your travel plans please
fill out the itinerary information form so that we know whom to meet
at the airport or in Munich on Sunday afternoon,
or if you are not taking the bus, when you will arrive at Ringberg.
You should send either the form or a short message to:

                  ringberg@mpe.mpg.de

with your travel details. 

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VISA

For those participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Germany,
it is best to start the application procedure soon.  Please check with
your local German Consulate or travel agent for information about required
travel documents. The LOC is happy to provide letters of invitation if
they are required.

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WEATHER

Bavarian weather in the autumn can be higly variable.  Daytime highs are
usually around 10 degrees Celcius and nighttime lows near freezing.  We
can also expect to see some rain and fog at this time of year, but if we
are lucky with sunny days, the autumn weather can be fantastic!

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IMPORTANT DATES

mid June 2004 First Announcement
23rd August 2004 Second Announcement
10th September 2004 Registration Deadline
20th October 2004 Final Announcement
27th October 2004
Return of Itinerary Information Form
31st October 2004 Registration & Welcome Buffet at Ringberg Castle
1st-5th November 2004 The role of feedback and mergers in galaxy evolution
6th November 2004 Departure to Munich

 

CONTACT DETAILS


Any questions or problems can be directed via e-mail to the LOC at the
dedicated Workshop account: ringberg@mpe.mpg.de.

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Links

link München     

link Streetmap of München     

link Living in Munich (München)

link MVV    

link German railways time tables,

link Munich airport information

link MPE HOME PAGE

link MPE IR-SUBMM GROUP HOME PAGE

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THE ROLE OF MERGERS AND FEEDBACK IN GALAXY FORMATION
email: ringberg@mpe.mpg.de
Last update: 2004-10-20 Aprajita Verma
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