Scientific rationale:

The field of galaxy formation is experiencing a period of rapid change. Large datasets in the local and distant universe are revolutionizing our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve. A number of issues have emerged where both the uncertainties and the potential for improvements are great.

Topics to be discussed include:

    • The CDM “Small-Scale Crisis”
    • The sources and physics of Reionization
    • The cosmic build-up of stellar mass and heavy elements
    • The importance of gas infall, star formation and galactic outflows
    • The mechanisms that regulate galaxy bimodality
    • The formation of disks, bulges, and stellar halos
    • The formation, growth and impact of supermassive Black Holes
    • The influence of environment at different cosmic epochs.

The format will include formal talks but enough time will be devoted to spontaneous and organized discussions. Participation will be limited to 100 attendees. For more details,  please see the Scientific Program.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Marcella Carollo (ETHZ) – Co-chair
Emanuele Daddi (CEA)
Tiziana di Matteo (CMU)
Andrea Ferrara (SNS)
Piero Madau (UCSC) – Co-chair
Filippo Mannucci (OAA) – Co-chair
Alessandro Marconi (UniFi) – Co-chair
Max Pettini (IoA)

Local Organizing Committee

Amanda Bluck (ETHZ)
Patrizia Braschi (INAF)
Filippo Mannucci (OAA)
Alessandro Marconi (UniFi)