Galaxies and Structures through Cosmic Times

Venice (Italy), March 26-31, 2006

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Galaxies and Structures through Cosmic Times

(Mapping the Universe)

An "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti" Conference co-organized with the

Dipartimento di Astronomia dell'Università di Padova

and the Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova,

and sponsored by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)

Venice (Italy), March 26-31, 2006

Observations from space and ground observatories are providing an unprecedented wealth of data on galaxy morphology, dynamics, and populations from low to the highest redshifts, extending virtually uninterrupted in wavelength coverage from X-rays to radio. For the first time it is now possible to empirically map the evolution of galaxies through cosmic time, following their assembly, growth, ageing, coevolution with central black hole, darl matter content, and morphological metamorphosis and differentiation, and to do so over large enough areas to encompass at each redshift an almost full range of environments. This is a time when direct observations appear to have a leading edge over theoretical simulations, and their input is now indispensable to orient further theoretical efforts.

For this reason, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (IVSLA) together with the Astronomy Department of the University of Padova, the Astronomical Observatory of Padova, and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) are jointly organizing this 5-day Conference on Galaxies and Structures Through Cosmic Times, fully focused on the observational mapping of galaxy evolution as a function of both redshift and their large scale structure context. The conference is the ideal continuation of the workshops on The Mass of Galaxies at Low and High Redshift and Multiwavelength Mapping of Galaxy Evolution that were also held in Venice, respectively in 2001 and 2003.

The conference is primarily meant to offer a forum for reporting the latest results of wide area multiwavelength galaxy surveys compared with the properties of the local Universe, but room will also be reserved to the latest theoretical attempts at predicting, interpreting, and reproducing the observations.

The workshop will be held at Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, one of the premises of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, and will take place on March 26-31, 2006.

Scientific Organising Committee: N. Arimoto, R. Bender, F. Bertola (Co-Chair), A. Cimatti, M. Dickinson, M. Giavalisco, G. Hasinger, O. Le Fèvre, S. Lilly, A. Renzini (Co-Chair), H.-W. Rix, N. Scoville, Y. Taniguchi, P. Vettolani.

Local Organising Committee:
E. M. Corsini, E. Dalla Bontà, G. L. Granato, L. Greggio, A. Pizzella, M. Salvato.

Final Deadline for Registration: December 15, 2005

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