Quasars and Galaxies on the Edge of Cosmic Reionisation: Preparing to Interpret Data from the New Generation of Facilities

ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser
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Ticket sales close at midnight on the 11th February 2021 - Links will be sent out on the morning of the talk.
The year 2021 marks a dramatic transition for the astronomy community - with the launch of JWST, new windows will be opened on the Universe. For the first time we will be able to fully characterise sources that were previously at the limits of our detection ability, for instance the first quasars and galaxies at z~6.
This meeting will bring together the high-redshift community to summarise recent results in the literature and discuss the most exciting questions we can tackle now, in the lead up to the JWST era. This way, we will be optimally prepared to interpret the ground-breaking datasets to come, in a robust framework based on theory and a deep understanding of the current forefront of the field.
The meeting will be broadly split into three topics focusing on different aspects of the evolution of the Universe in the first billion years:
  1. The First Quasars - short review from Prof. Roberto Maiolino
  2. Faint Galaxies and their Environments on the edge of the EoR - short review from Dr Steven Wilkins
  3. The future: JWST and other upcoming facilities - short review from Dr Emma Curtis-Lake
We welcome abstract submission in any of these areas for a series of short talks throughout the day. Please follow the abstract submission link to submit your abstract by 17:00 GMT on Thursday 21st January 2021.
If you have any questions please contact Alyssa Drake: drake [at] mpia.de
We look forward to seeing lots of you there!
-- The Organisers; Alyssa Drake, David Lagattuta, and Maxime Trebitsch




Dr Alyssa Drake (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)

Dr David Lagattuta (Durham)

Dr Maxime Trebitsch (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)


Ticket sales close at midnight on the 11th February 2021 - Links will be sent out on the morning of the talk.