Institute of Astronomy


8 July 2013 - 12 July 2013

We are planning to host up to 150 registered participants and the main focus of the conference will be on theoretical and numerical modelling of physical processes relevant for galaxy formation. The programme is designed to be of scientific interest to non-numericists who want to learn about the scientific issues surrounding galaxy formation and evolution.

We aim to have participants from different scientific communities and extensive discussion of theoretical and numerical challenges will provide a common ground for close interaction.

Conference Rationale

Conference rationale is to bring together scientific communities working on theory and numerical simulations on small scales: star formation, (MHD) turbulence, radiative and accretion processes to talk to researchers working on large scale cosmological simulations. The aim is to share theoretical and numerical expertise to further interaction between these scientific communities; discuss the modelling of feedback processes on different scales with the following scopes:

  • pin down what are the most crucial physical processes at each scale for different systems
  • find novel ways to incorporate these processes by learning from small and large scale simulations both in terms of numerical techniques and of more realistic physical modelling (e.g. improved effective/sub-grid models for the scales beyond the dynamical range)


Debora Sijacki (chair), Cathie Clarke (co-chair), Martin Haehnelt, Jim Pringle, Volker Springel, Andy Burkert, Andrew King and Lars Hernquist


Virginia Bennett, Cathie Clarke, Tiago Costa, Mike Curtis, Martin Haehnelt, Simon Karl, Adeline Nicol, Debora Sijacki (chair), Amanda Smith, Paula Younger (co-chair)


Transregional Collaborative Research Centre (TR33)

Meeting Website

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