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Updated programme and abstracts now available
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A comprehensive multiwavelength view of the universe of galaxies, AGN
and larger scale structures over a large fraction of cosmic history is
beginning to emerge. A complete census of star formation is within
reach and this will reveal which galaxies are growing most rapidly at
different epochs and how galaxies of different masses were assembled.
With the overwhelming circumstantial evidence in favour of
hierarchical structure formation, theoretical models of galaxy
formation are reaching maturity and are now able to confront these new
data in an increasingly rigorous way. This meeting will bring together
theorists and observers to review progress towards understanding the
physics of galaxy formation. The key questions that will be addressed
How are galaxy properties linked to those of their dark halos?
What drives the formation of discs, of bulges?
How do galaxies get their gas and process it into stars?
What are the links between central black hole formation, galaxy formation
How do internal and external factors drive galaxy evolution?
How do galaxies and central black holes affect their environment?
What do the Milky Way and its neighbours tell us about galaxy formation?
How did galaxy formation begin?
Tom Abel, David Alexander, Rychard Bouwens, Francoise Combes, Charlie Conroy, Carlos Frenk, Reinhard Genzel, Tim Heckman, Amina Helmi, Ryan Hickox, Philip Hopkins, Guinevere Kauffmann, Rob Kennicutt, Simon Lilly, Crystal Martin, Lucio Mayer, Ian McCarthy, Brian McNamara, Xavier Prochaska, Hans-Walter Rix, Joop Schaye, Chuck Steidel, Linda Tacconi, David Weinberg, and Simon White.