30 June – 1 July 2014
Digging deep into the extragalactic infrared sky: current status and the European road to the JWST
Aims and scope
Over the last years, IR Extragalactic Astronomy has made rapid progress
thanks to major survey efforts carried out with ground-based and space
observatories. These studies are preparing the ground for the science to
be tackled with the next generation of IR telescopes, in particular the
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
This two-day symposium will bring the IR Extragalactic Astronomy community together
to present some of the most salient observational and theoretical results of galaxy evolution of the last years. A significant part of this symposium will be devoted to
present and discuss the new science that will be enabled by the
unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution of the JWST at
ProgrammeGalaxy Assembly and Evolution: star formation and stellar mass
assembly over cosmic times; evolution of galaxy structural parameters;
chemical enrichment; galaxy evolution within cosmological models.
Dust-Obscured Star Formation in Galaxies at Different Cosmic Times: dust-obscured star formation at different redshifts; PAHs as star-formation tracers; dust-obscured activity in galaxy formation models.
AGN at IR Wavelengths: The unification model revisited; the origin of the IR
emission in low-luminosity AGN; dust-obscured black-hole growth and the
Galaxies in the Young Universe: galaxy properties and AGN
activity at z>6; the sources of hydrogen reionisation; dust production in
the early Universe; early chemical enrichment of galaxies and the
Scientific Prospects for the JWST I: galaxy evolution studies
in the near-IR (NIRSpec/NIRCam); the physics of galaxies studied with
JWST's high spatial resolution spectroscopy; the complementarity between
JWST instruments for different science cases.
Scientific Prospects for the JWST II: galaxy evolution studies
with MIRI. Synergies between the JWST and other simultaneously-operating observatories that are relevant for the European astronomical community (ALMA, VLT,
E-ELT, SKA, SPICA, etc.).
Olivier Le Fevre
Almudena Alonso Herrero
Karina Caputi (Chair)
Ivo Labbe (Co-Chair)
Olivier Le Fevre
Cristina Ramos Almeida
For further information contact the SOC Chair at: karina "usual symbol" astro.rug.nl
Updated on Tue Jun 03 08:57:32 CEST 2014