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Scientific Background


The Universe grows in a hierarchical mode where galaxies assemble in small groups first, eventually becoming part of large scale structures. However, within this framework of structure growth, the evolution of the baryonic component of galaxies, as halos grow through accretion and mergers, remains an area of active research. The treatment of new physical processes, improving technology, and increasing computing power have all improved our understanding of the processes governing galaxy evolution. Observationally, it has been possible to push studies to higher redshifts or increase details at more moderate redshifts. Computationally, higher resolution simulations with physically-motivated subgrid prescriptions are used to interpret observational results. However, many hotly debated questions remain about how galaxies grow and regulate their growth.


In this workshop we will bring together the latest results achieved from simulations and observations of galaxies in different environments, focusing in particular on the co-evolution of galaxies with their host structures. We will discuss new findings and controversies with the aim of preparing for future facilities like Euclid, LSST, SKA, JWST, E-ELT.


This workshop will be organised according to the evolution of structure, starting with the formation of massive galaxies at high redshifts in proto-clusters and finishing with recently assembled clusters in the local Universe.


Covered Topics




The key questions we will address are the following:


Invited Speakers




Scientific Organising Committee


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Local Organising Committee


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