Talk and poster PDFs online

Slides and posters in PDF form for virtually all of the oral programme and the majority of the poster programme are now available.

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Updated programme and abstracts now available

Updated and fully searchable versions of the oral programme, poster programme, full oral and poster abstracts, and participant list are now available.

Conference overview

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 include:

        • 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
          and AGN?
        • 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?

Invited speakers

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.

Galaxy Formation
Durham University
18-22 July 2011

Scientific Organising Committee
Carlos Frenk (co-chair)
Simon White (co-chair)
Sara Ellison
Tim Heckman
Lars Hernquist
Rob Ivison
Guinevere Kauffmann
Hans-Walter Rix
Joop Schaye
Chuck Steidel
Linda Tacconi

Local Organising Committee
Ryan Hickox (chair)
David Alexander
Carlton Baugh
Cedric Lacey
Rich Bielby
Anais Gonneau
Violeta Gonzalez-Perez
John Stott

Last Updated: 8 August 2011

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