Experts on the Formation and Evolution of Galaxies gather in Teruel

2018-08-31 08:00
Image of one of the scientific meetings held at CEFCA

Image of one of the scientific meetings held at CEFCA

For four days Teruel will become a forum for top-level astronomy. International astrophysicist will debate on future studies of Galaxy formation in the framework of large area cosmological surveys of next decade. This workshop will take place from the 3rd to the 6th of September in the head office of the local Government in Teruel, and it is organised by the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), with support from the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).

The workshop will gather over 70 professional astronomy scientists, including Spanish but also from all over Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

The topics covered will include latest advancements and scientific challenges in Galaxy Formation, including forecasts for a number of large galaxy surveys, such as Euclid, WFIRST, J-PAS and J-PLUS. In particular, the focus will be given to the so-called Emission-line galaxies, a common target to probe the matter distribution of the Universe in future surveys.

The workshop will also foster networking opportunities, including international collaborations to guarantee the most optimal scientific exploitation of future data in the so-called 'golden era' of galaxy surveys. This will enable researchers to shed light on the assembly history of galaxies with unprecedented detail through the analysis of hundreds of millions of galaxy data over huge volumes.

Taking advantage of this meeting, CEFCA, in collaboration with Fundacion Caja Inmaculada, has also organised an outreach talk for all audiences. On Monday 3rd of September, Dr. Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, researcher of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation from University of Portsmouth (UK), will give a lecture on "How do we explore our Universe's past?”. In her presentation, she will describe galaxies as 'Cosmic lighthouses'. This talk will take place in the conference room of Fundacion Caja Inmaculada.

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