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Emission Line Galaxies with MOS: from cosmic noon to the reionization era

When Sep 18, 2017 12:00 PM to
Sep 22, 2017 02:30 PM
Where Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge
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Emission Line Galaxies with MOS: from cosmic noon to the reionization era

18 - 22 September 2017, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, UK

Registration and Abstract Submission are now closed

Galaxies showing strong emission lines are precious laboratories to study the physical mechanisms driving and regulating star formation through cosmic time, since they can be easily observed from the local universe to the highest redshifts.

With the advent of the last generation of optical and near-infrared Multi Object and Integral Field Spectrographs (MOS, IFS), we have entered in a new golden era for emission line studies. Therefore, it is now possible to draw a detailed picture of the several inter-linked physical processes driving star formation and chemical evolution in galaxies from low to high redshifts as never before. In particular, large and deep MOS surveys appear as powerful tools to trace physical properties of galaxies in space and time with high statistical significance. Exciting enough, the next generation of ground-based and space-borne multifrequency MOS facilities (e.g. VLT-MOONS, JWST-NIRSpec, Subaru-PFS, WEAVE, 4MOST, DESI, E-ELT-MOSAIC) will arrive with the promise of revolutionising the field, providing high multiplexing data of unprecedented sensitivity over large cosmic volumes. This will allow us to trace the physical properties of galaxies in space and time by pushing studies into the rather unexplored low-mass regime, from intermediate redshifts (z~1-2) to the reionization era at z>6, with profound implications in our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution.

This Workshop will be a chance to review and discuss crucial aspects of galaxy formation and evolution at intermediate and high redshifts. We aim at bringing together leading experts in the scientific exploitation of current and future MOS facilities, and more broadly scientists active in the investigation of emission line galaxies, emission line and photoionization modelling, and cosmological/hydrodynamic simulations. Early-career researchers are especially encouraged to participate.

The following key topics will be covered:

  • Star Formation throughout Cosmic Time.
  • Excitation mechanisms and emission line diagnostics.
  • Metallicity, chemical abundances and gradients.
  • Galaxy kinematics and dynamics.
  • Primordial Universe and reionization.
  • Prospects for high redshift studies with upcoming facilities.

Invited Speakers

  • Jarle Brinchmann (Sterrewacht Leiden)
  • Andrew Bunker (University of Oxford)
  • Marco Castellano (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Michele Cirasuolo (European Southern Observatory)
  • Romeel Davé (University of Western Cape)
  • Anna Feltre (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Andrea Ferrara (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
  • Lisa Kewley (Australian National University)
  • Filippo Mannucci (Osservatorio di Arcetri)
  • Ivelina Momcheva (Yale University)
  • Thorsten Naab (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik)
  • Laura Pentericci (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Enrique Pérez Montero (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía)
  • Celine Peroux (Laboratoire dʼAstrophysique de Marseille)
  • Naveen Reddy (University of California, Riverside)
  • Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Daniel Schaerer (Observatoire de Genève)
  • Alice Shapley (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Daniel Stark (University of Arizona)
  • Charles C. Steidel (California Institute of Technology)
  • Lidia Tasca (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
  • Arjen van der Wel (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie)
  • Emily Wisnioski (Max-Planck-Instituts für extraterrestrische Physik)

Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Kavli Foundation and from a grant from the Templeton Foundation held by Prof. Martin Rees.

 

Organizing Committee

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Ricardo Amorin (co-chair)
  • Ricardo Chavez (co-chair)
  • Avishai Dekel
  • Olivier Le Fevre
  • Roberto Maiolino
  • Laura Pentericci
  • Max Pettini
  • Alice Shapley
  • Debora Sijacki
  • Renske Smit 
  • Lutz Wisotzki
Local Organizing Committee
  • Ricardo Amorin 
  • Sandra Berner
  • Ricardo Chavez 
  • Roberto Maiolino
  • Renske Smit 
  • Almarie Williams

Scientific Programme

KICC Workshop 2017 –  Scientific Programme

Monday, 18 September

12:00 – 13:15 REGISTRATION AND LUNCH

13:15 – 13:30 WELCOME

First Session: Star formation through cosmic time with MOS

Chair: Renske Smit

13:30 – 14:00 Romeel Davé: “Models for the cosmic evolution of star formation in galaxies(Invited) 

14:00 – 14:30 Ivelina Momcheva: “Wide-field Slitless Spectroscopy from Space: Unique Constraints on Galaxy Evolution from Cosmic Dusk to Dawn(Invited)

14:30 – 14:50 David Gilbank: “The lowest-mass star-forming galaxies at cosmic high noon

14:50 – 15:10 Annagrazia Puglisi: “FMOS unveils the optical properties of z~1.6 Herschel dusty starbursts

15:10 – 15:30 Margherita Talia: “The SFR Cookbook: recipes for spectroscopic estimators at 1<z<3

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Naveen Reddy: “Key Results on the Dust Attenuation, Equivalent Width Distributions, and Ionizing Escape Fractions of High-Redshift Galaxies(Invited)

16:30 – 16:50 Anita Zanella: “Spatially resolved emission line maps: a crucial ingredient to study giant star-forming clumps at high redshift

16:50 – 17:20 Laura Pentericci: “VANDELS- a deep spectroscopic survey of the CANDELS fields” (Invited)

17:20 – 17:50 Lidia Tasca: ”Evolutionary pathways of star forming galaxies since z~5” (Invited)

18:00 – 19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION

 

Tuesday, 19 September

Second Session I: Emission line diagnostics, chemical abundances, and metallicity gradients

Chair: Allison Strom

09:30 – 10:00 Anna Feltre: “Spectral features of different ionizing sources within galaxies(Invited)

10:00 – 10:20 Alba Vidal-García: “Modeling the ultraviolet emission from young galaxies at high redshift

10:20 – 10:40 Michaela Hirschmann: “Cosmic evolution of synthetic nebular emission lines of galaxies out to the epoch of re-ionisation

10:40 – 11:00 Ben Forrest: “A Population of Extreme [OIII]+Hβ Emission Line Galaxies Tracing an Overdensity at z~3.5 in CDF-South

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00 Daniel Schaerer: “Emission lines in high-z star-forming galaxies(Invited)

12:00 – 12:20 Olivier Le Fèvre: “CIII emitters with 2< z <3.8 in the VUDS survey: statistics and populations

12:20 – 12:40 Thomas Fletcher: “The nature of the ionising spectrum in a large sample of faint z∼3 Lyman alpha emitters

12:40 – 13:00 Michael Maseda: “CIII] Emitters in the MUSE UDF Survey

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH 

Chair: Ricardo Amorin

14:00 – 14:30 Alice Shapley: “Untangling the new landscape of z~2 emission-line measurements?” (Invited)

14:30 – 14:50 Daniel Masters: “The importance of abundance ratio variations in interpreting high redshift emission line spectra

14:50 – 15:10 Kim-Vy Tran: “The MOSEL Survey : Emission Line Galaxies at 3 <z <4

15:10 – 15:30 Stephen Wilkins: “Insights for the Epoch of Reionisation from low-redshift Extreme Emission Line Sources

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Filippo Mannucci: “The cosmic evolution of metallicity and abundance gradients(Invited)

16:30 – 17:00 Andrea Ferrara: “The Interstellar Medium of High Redshift Galaxies” (Invited)

17:00 – 17:30 OPEN DISCUSSION I (Lead: Rob Kennicutt)

 

Wednesday, 20 September

Second Session II: Emission line diagnostics, chemical abundances, and metallicity gradients

Chair: Marco Castellano

09:30 – 10:00 Enrique Pérez-Montero: “Secondary chemical abundances in starburst galaxies in different cosmological epochs” (Invited)

10:00 – 10:20 Nimisha Kumari: “Probing Emission Line Galaxies with MUSE

10:20 – 10:40 Jorge Sanchez Almeida: “Evidence for gas accretion sustaining star-formation in disk galaxies

10:40 – 11:00 José M. Vílchez: “Metallicity of Emission Line Galaxies Located in Extreme Density Environments”       

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00 Allison Strom: “New insights into measuring gas chemistry and ionization in high-z star-forming galaxies with the Keck Baryonic Structure Survey” (Invited)

12:00 – 12:20 Tucker Jones : “Accurate chemical abundance diagnostics for high redshift galaxies

12:20 – 12:40 Ryan Sanders: “Increasing the accuracy of metallicity measurements over the past 12 Gyr of cosmic history

12:40 – 13:00 Antonello Calabrò: “Star-forming dwarf galaxies at z <1 in the VUDS survey: new insights on the low-mass end of the mass-metallicity relation

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

Chair: Ricardo Chávez

14:00 – 14:30 Celine Peroux: “Connecting gas and stars: insights from abundances and kinematics” (Invited)

14:30 – 14:50 Mirko Curti: “The KLEVER Survey : Spatially resolved gas excitation properties and metallicity gradients in high redshift galaxies

Third Session I:  Dynamical studies of galaxies

14:50 – 15:10 Alfred Tiley: “Gas Kinematics and Galaxy Dynamics for ∼1000 z=0.6-2 Galaxies from KMOS

15:10 – 15:30 Vera Patricio: “Sub-kiloparsec MUSE view of z∼1 strongly lensed galaxies” 

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Arjen van der Wel: “The LEGA-C Survey: Gas and Stellar Kinematics at z~1(Invited)

16:30 – 16:50 Caroline Straatman: “The kinematics of intermediate redshift galaxies with LEGA-C

16:50 – 17:10 Roberto Terlevich: “Cosmology with HII galaxies and the universality of the IMF

19:00 – 22:00 DINNER (Peterhouse)

 

Thursday, 21 September 

Third Session II:  Dynamical studies of galaxies

Chair: Anna Feltre

09:50 – 10:20 Hannah Übler :Kinematics of star-forming galaxies at z~1-2 with KMOS3D

10:20 – 10:40 Susan Kassin:The Assembly of Disk Galaxies: From Keck to JWST

10:40 – 11:00 Owen Turner:The KMOS Deep Survey (KDS): dynamical measurements of typical star-forming galaxies at z ∼ 3.5”    

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 

Fourth Session:  Early galaxies and reionization

11:30 – 12:00 Jarle Brinchmann: “Spectroscopy from space - the synergy of Euclid with other spectroscopic facilities” (Invited) 

12:00 – 12:20 Brian Siana: “Rest-Optical Spectroscopy of Lensed Dwarf Galaxies at 1<z<3: Analogs of Reionization Galaxies

12:20 – 12:40 Kimihiko Nakajima: “Ly-alpha Emitters with Intense [OIII] Emission: Analogs of Galaxies in the Reionization Era?

12:40 – 13:00 Jean Michel Gomes: “FADO: Fitting Analysis using Differential evolution Optimization - A novel spectral population synthesis tool for the exploration of galaxy evolution” 

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

Chair: Stephen Wilkins

14:00 – 14:30 Daniel Stark: “Spectroscopic Properties of Galaxies in the Reionization Era” (Invited)

14:30 – 14:50 Francesca Marchi: “Investigating the connection between LyC and Lyα emission and other indirect indicators

14:50 – 15:10 David Sobral: “The brightest Lyman-alpha emitters at z∼7 as seen by ALMA, HST and the VLT

15:10 – 15:30 Jorryt Matthee: “Calibrating Lyman-alpha with Halpha at the peak of cosmic star formation history

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 Marco Castellano: “The contribution of faint galaxies to cosmic reionization” (Invited)

16:30 – 16:50 Rebecca Bowler: “Unveiling the nature of the brightest z > 6 galaxies with MOS

16:50 – 17:20 OPEN DISCUSSION II (Lead: Smit and Wilkins)

  

Friday, 22 September 

Fifth Session: The future

Chair: Arjen van der Wel

09:40 – 10:10 Brant Robertson: “Looking Forward to Looking Backward: Extragalactic Spectroscopy with WFIRST” (Invited)

10:10 – 10:40 Andy Bunker: “Prospects for high redshift studies with JWST and other upcoming facilities” (Invited)

10:40 – 11:00 Chris Willott: “Highly multiplexed information on emission line galaxies via JWST slitless spectroscopy

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 

11:30 – 11:50 Emma Curtis-Lake: “Constraining the stochasticity of star formation at high redshifts with JWST

11:50 – 12:10 Francois Hammer: “MOSAIC at the ELT:A Gigantic Step into the Deep Universe” 

12:10 – 12:40 Roberto Maiolino: SUMMARY

12:40 – 14:00 LUNCH 

 

Registration and Abstract Submission

The abstract submission and registration are now closed. Accepted speakers will be contacted soon. We expect to publish the workshop programme by the end of May.

 

Invited Speakers

  • Jarle Brinchmann (Sterrewacht Leiden)
  • Andrew Bunker (University of Oxford)
  • Marco Castellano (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Michele Cirasuolo (European Southern Observatory)
  • Romeel Davé (University of Western Cape)
  • Anna Feltre (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Andrea Ferrara (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
  • Lisa Kewley (Australian National University)
  • Filippo Mannucci (Osservatorio di Arcetri)
  • Ivelina Momcheva (Yale University)
  • Thorsten Naab (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik)
  • Laura Pentericci (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Enrique Pérez Montero (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía)
  • Celine Peroux (Laboratoire dʼAstrophysique de Marseille)
  • Naveen Reddy (University of California, Riverside)
  • Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Daniel Schaerer (Observatoire de Genève)
  • Alice Shapley (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Daniel Stark (University of Arizona)
  • Allison Strom (Caltech/Carnegie Observatories)
  • Lidia Tasca (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
  • Hannah Übler (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik)
  • Arjen van der Wel (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie)

Participants

Invited Speakers

  • Jarle Brinchmann (Sterrewacht Leiden)
  • Andrew Bunker (University of Oxford)
  • Marco Castellano (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Michele Cirasuolo (European Southern Observatory)
  • Romeel Davé (University of Western Cape)
  • Anna Feltre (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Andrea Ferrara (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
  • Lisa Kewley (Australian National University)
  • Filippo Mannucci (Osservatorio di Arcetri)
  • Ivelina Momcheva (Yale University)
  • Thorsten Naab (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik)
  • Laura Pentericci (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Enrique Pérez Montero (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía)
  • Celine Peroux (Laboratoire dʼAstrophysique de Marseille)
  • Naveen Reddy (University of California, Riverside)
  • Brant Robertson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Daniel Schaerer (Observatoire de Genève)
  • Alice Shapley (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Daniel Stark (University of Arizona)
  • Allison Strom (Caltech/Carnegie Observatories)
  • Lidia Tasca (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
  • Hannah Übler (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik)
  • Arjen van der Wel (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie)

Contributed Talks

  • Rebecca Bowler (University of Oxford)
  • Antonello Calabrò (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Mirko Curti (University of Florence)
  • Emma Curtis-Lake (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Mark Dijkstra (University of Oslo)
  • Alyssa Drake (Observatoire de Lyon)
  • Thomas Fletcher (University College London)
  • Ben Forrest (Texas A&M University)
  • David Gilbank (South African Astronomical Observatory)
  • Jean Michel Gomes (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço)
  • Francois Hammer (Paris Observatory)
  • Michaela Hirschmann (Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Tucker Jones (UC Davis)
  • Susan Kassin (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • Rob Kennicutt (IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Nimisha Kumari (Institute of Astronomy)
  • Olivier Le Fèvre (Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Roberto Maiolino (Cavendish Lab., University of Cambridge)
  • Francesca Marchi (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Michael Maseda (Leiden Observatory)
  • Daniel Masters (California Institute of Technology)
  • Jorryt Matthee (Leiden Observatory)
  • Kimihiko Nakajima (European Southern Observatory)
  • Vera Patricio (CRAL)
  • Annagrazia Puglisi (Università degli Studi di Padova)
  • Jorge Sanchez Almeida (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)
  • Ryan Sanders (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Brian Siana (UC Riverside)
  • David Sobral (Lancaster University)
  • Caroline Straatman (Max Plank Institute for Astronomy)
  • Margherita Talia (University of Bologna)
  • Elena Terlevich (INAOE)
  • Roberto Terlevich (INAOE and IoA)
  • Alfred Tiley (CEA, Durham University)
  • Kim-Vy Tran (Texas A&M University)
  • Owen Turner (Royal Observatory Edinburgh)
  • Alba Vidal-García (IAP/CNRS-UPMC)
  • José M. Vílchez (IAA-CSIC)
  • Stephen Wilkins (University of Sussex)
  • Chris Willott (NRC Herzberg)
  • Anita Zanella (ESO Garching)

 

Poster

Workshop Poster

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Accommodation

Accommodation can be reserved at Murray Edwards College, which is located a short walk from the KICC. The promotional code you can use is KAVLI2017 (case sensitive). The rate is £88.20 per ensuite room per night inclusive of full English breakfast.

Accommodation can also be reserved at Churchill College, similarly at a very short walk from the KICC.

Travel

Contact

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c/o Institute of Astronomy
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0HA
​United Kingdom

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