The 30th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics

Early Galaxy Formation in LCDM Cosmology

Event date: December 30 - January 10, 2013

    Avishai Dekel (The Hebrew University)
    Reinhard Genzel (MPE)

    The Victor Rothschild Memorial Symposium

    31.12.2012- 10.1.2013

    General Director: David Gross
    Directors: Avishai Dekel and Reinhard Genzel



    Romeel Davé (U Arizona) Inflows and outflows in galaxy formation
    Avishai Dekel (HU Jerusalem) From the cosmic web to disks and spheroids
    Reinhard Genzel (MPE Garching)Observed galaxy evolution
    Timothy Heckman (Johns Hopkins U) Black holes, AGN and galaxies 
    Mark Krumholz (UC Santa Cruz)Star formation and feedback 
    Simon Lilly (ETH Zurich)Observed galaxies from high to low redshift
    Avi Loeb (Harvard)The first stars and galaxies 
    Joel Primack (UC Santa Cruz)LCDM cosmology and its challenges 
    Re'em Sari (HU Jerusalem)Galactic dynamics 
    Romain Teyssier (U Zurich)Cosmological simulations 
    Frank van den Bosch (Yale)Formation of structure: dark matter and baryons


    The origin of galaxies is fundamental for understanding our Universe. Much progress has been made in recent years both observationally and theoretically with the aid of advanced simulations, but many questions remain deeply puzzling. Major developments are expected as cutting-edge observations attempt to probe galaxy formation at its most active phase, during the first few billion years of cosmological history. In parallel, major advancements in theory and simulations make it possible to work out reliable quantitative predictions that explore galaxy dynamics, the physics of star formation and feedback, and massive black holes.


    These exciting developments will be the focus of the pedagogical school, whose series of lectures will start from basics and reach the cutting edge of issues and results. The school will consist of 10 working days with 2-4 lectures of 1.5 hours each per day, and discussion sessions. Partial financial support may be granted following requests.


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