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Scientific Programme

All events will take place at the Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, unless otherwise noted.

- Invited talks (I) will be 25 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.
- Contributed talks will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.

Sunday 24 July

TimeSession
17:00-19:00Registration / Canapes & Wine

Monday 25 July

TimeSession
08:15-09:25Registration
09:30-11:00Finding the First Galaxies
Chair: George Becker
Welcome (Kennicutt, R)
The Build-up and Evolution of Galaxies at z<7 (I) (Bouwens, R)
The Epoch to Reionisation: Galaxy Build-up for the First Gyr (Illingworth, G [presented by Oesch, P])
The First Billion Years: Star Forming Galaxies at z>6 and Implications for Reionization (Bunker, A)
11:00MORNING COFFEE
11:30-13:00
Illuminating the Distant Universe with CANDELS
(Finkelstein, S)
Probing the end of Reionization with z~7 Lensed Galaxies (Richard, J)
From the First Stars to the First Galaxies (Trenti, M)
Spectroscopy with NIRSPEC/jwst at High Redshift (Franx, M)
13:00LUNCH
14:20-15:30Chair: Dan Stark
Large Area Survey for Lya Emitters at z~7 (I) (Ouchi, M)
Searching for Lyman Alpha Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization (Rhoads, J)
Faint Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionisation (Henry, A)
15:30AFTERNOON TEA
16:00-17:30
Lyman-alpha Emitting Galaxies as Probes of Hydrogen Reionization (I) (McQuinn, M)
Constraining the Epoch of Reionizaton with Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies (Dijkstra, M)
Lyman Alpha Emitters: Radiative Transfer Modeling and New Effects in Galaxy Clustering (Zheng, Z)
1 minute poster talks
18:30Corpus Christi Reception

Tuesday 26 July

TimeSession
09:15-11:00Galaxy Properties in the Reionization Epoch
Chair: Michele Trenti
Probing Early Galaxies and Reionization with Deep Spectroscopy (I) (Stark, D)
The Evolution of the Lyman-alpha Escape Fraction and Dust Content of Galaxies. (Hayes, M)
Spectroscopic Confirmation of z~7 LBGs: Probing the Earliest Galaxies and the Epoch of Reionization (Pentericci, L)
Ultra-Deep Spectroscopy of z-Dropout Galaxies at z~7: Probing Reionization Epoch by the Redshift Evolution of Lyman Alpha Emitter Fraction (Ono, Y)
11:00MORNING COFFEE
11:30-12:45
The IRAC Ultra Deep Fields: Stellar Populations at z>7 (Labbe, I)
High-z QSOs and the Growth of Black Holes
Quasars at z=6 (I) (Willott, C)
High Redshift Quasars from the PS1 Survey (Chambers, K)
12:45Conference Photograph (outside the Observatory building)
13:00LUNCH
14:30-15.30Chair: Richard McMahon
Quasars in the Epoch of Reionization/VISTA (Venemans, B)
The Discovery of a Luminous Redshift 7.1 Quasar (Mortlock, D)
Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshift
(Haiman, Z)
15:30AFTERNOON TEA
16:00-17:30
First Black Holes at z>6: High Obscuration and Self-Regulated Growth (Schawinski, K)
The Effects of Different Gas Cooling and Heating Processes on the Assembly of the Central Regions of Galaxies (Governato, R)
1 minute poster talks
17:30Poster Session

Wednesday 27 July

TimeSession
09:15-11:00The IGM through Hydrogen and Helium Reionization
Chair: Martin Haehnelt
Exploring the z>5 IGM with FIRE (Simcoe, R)
Probing Reionization with Metal Absorption Lines (I) (Becker, G)
IGM Chemical Enrichment Results from X-Shooter@VLT (Cristiani, S)
A New Window on the Epoch of Reionization: HI Ly-alpha Emission around a Quasar at z=7 (Cantalupo, S)
11:00MORNING COFFEE
11:30-12:50
Probing Reionization with the Lyman-alpha Forest (I) (Bolton, J)
Cosmological Simulations of the Reionization Epoch (Finlator, K)
New Results on Reionization and its Observable Consequences (Shapiro, P)
12:50LUNCH
14:20-15:30Chair: Sebastiano Cantalupo
The He II Reionization Epoch (I) (Shull, M)
Probing the End of HeII Reionization at z~2.7 with HST/COS HeII Lyman-alpha Absorption Spectra
(Worseck, G)
Helium Reionization and the Ionizing Background (Dixon, K)
15:30AFTERNOON TEA
16:00-17:30
Lessons from Helium Reionization (I) (Furlanetto, S)
Radiative Transfer in a Clumpy Universe with CUBA (I) (Madau, P)
Implications of Stellar Pop Uncertainties for High-z Galaxies (Eldridge, J)
19:00CONFERENCE DINNER
Hicks Room, University Centre,
Mill Lane, Cambridge

Thursday 28 July

TimeSession
09:45-11:00Low-z Analogues of High-z Galaxies
Chair: Max Pettini
The Continuing Mystery of the Lyman Continuum Escape Fraction (I) (Siana, B)
Direct Detection of Lyman-Continuum Emission from z~3 Galaxies (Nestor, D)
A Spectroscopic Exploration of sub-L* Galaxies at z~2-3
(Reddy, N)
11:00MORNING COFFEE
11:30-12:50
New Insight on Physical Properties of LBGs and LAEs at High Redshift (Schaerer, D)
Lower-Redshift Analogues of the Sources of Reionization (Rauch, M)
Connecting the High and Low Redshift Galaxy Populations (Pontzen, A)
The Metallicity Evolution of Galaxies through the Cosmic Epochs (Maiolino, R)
12:50LUNCH
14:20-15:30Long Wavelengths at High Redshift
Chair: Scott Chapman
Molecular Gas in Galaxies near the Reionization Epoch (I)
(Riechers, D)
Constraining the Nature of z~5 LBGs with mm and submm Observations (Stanway, E)
Rapid Production and Evolution of Dust in High-Redshift Quasars (Gall, C)
15:30AFTERNOON TEA
16:00-17:30
Epoch of Reionization Science with ALMA (I) (Bertoldi, F)
The CMB as a Probe of Reionization (I) (Dunkley, J)
Probing Reionization and First-light Galaxies with Molecular and Fine-structure Lines and CIBER and ZEBRA Measurements of Near-IR EBL as a Probe of Reionization (Cooray, A)

Friday 29 July

TimeSession
09:15-11:00EoR Science using 21 cm
Chair: Garrelt Mellema
Probing the Epoch of Reionization with the 21 cm line (I)
(Zaroubi, S)
Recent Results from the Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization [PAPER] (Pober, J)
Extracting the Astrophysics of the First Sources from the 21cm Global Signal (Pritchard, J)
The 21cm Signature from Minihaloes (Meiksin, A)
11:00MORNING COFFEE
11:30-12:30Chair: George Becker
ALMA Update (Richer, J)
Summary (I) (Ellis, R)
12:45LUNCH
END OF CONFERENCE