Institute of Astronomy

Scientific Programme

Invited speakers

  • Maarten Baes (radiation transfer modelling)
  • Denis Burgarella (energy balance modelling)
  • Rob Crain (cosmological simulations)
  • Bruce Draine (dust modelling)
  • Steve Eales (low redshift multi-wavelength surveys)
  • Roberto Maiolino (high redshift multi-wavelength surveys)
  • Claudia Maraston (stellar populations modelling)
  • Ralf Siebenmorgen (AGN modelling)
  • Vivienne Wild (comparing observations and simulations)


A printable version of the Programme can be found attached below.

Monday 14 September 2015: stellar populations and dust models

  •     08:30-09:30 Registration
  •     09:30-09:45 Welcome address
  •     09:45-10:45 Stellar populations modelling (Claudia Maraston)
  •     10:45-11:15 Tea break
  •     11:15-11:35 Binary stars are common in the Universe, especially in the young massive star populations (SPs) (Fenghui Zhang)
  •     11:35-11:55 Stellar population gradients as a function of environment (Daniel Goddard)
  •     11:55-12:15 Unresolved single stellar population synthesis models in the near-infrared range (Sofia Meneses-Goytia)
  •     12:15-14:00 lunch break at Churchill College
  •     14:00-15:00 Dust modelling (Bruce Draine)
  •     15:00-15:20 Dust SED modelling from a new vantage point: The IAS evolutionary dust model (Anthony Jones)
  •     15:20-15:40 What can the Occult do for you? (Benne Holwerda)
  •     15:40-16:10 Tea break
  •     16:10-16:30 Uncovering dust attenuation with spectral synthesis (Natalia Vale Asari)
  •     16:30-16:50 Dust, gas and star formation in the blue compact dwarf galaxy IC10 (Sofia Lianou)
  •     17:00-18:00 Historical tour of the campus (Rob Kennicutt & Mark Hurn)
  •     18:00 Wine & cheese welcoming reception

Tuesday 15 September 2015: AGN models, energy balance, and radiation transfer modelling

  •     09:20-10:20 AGN modelling (Ralf Siebenmorgen)
  •     10:20-10:40 Tracing AGN and SF activity through SED decomposition and IR lines (Carlotta Gruppioni)
  •     10:40-11:00 Modelling the heating of diffuse interstellar dust from an AGN (Jacopo Fritz)
  •     11:00-11:30 Tea break
  •     11:30-11:50 UV spectral signatures of primeval galaxies: approaching the epoch of reionization (Anna Feltre)
  •     11:50-12:35 Discussion session: ingredients to model galaxies SED
  •     12:35-13:45 lunch break at Churchill College
  •     13:45-14:45 Radiation transfer modelling (Maarten Baes)
  •     14:45-15:05 Radiative transfer modelling of dwarf galaxies with MOCASSIN (Oskar Karczewski)
  •     15:05-15:25 Panchromatic SED fitting and dust heating in Andromeda from a 3D model (Sebastien Viaene)
  •     15:25-15:55 Tea break
  •     15:55-16:55 Energy balance modelling (Denis Burgarella)
  •     16:55-17:15 High redshift galaxies selection methods: SED fitting vs. Lyman-break technique (Silvio Lorenzoni)
  •     17:15-17:35 Dust properties derived from SED models: Biases due to the lack of resolution (or wavelength coverage) (Maud Galametz)
  •     17:35-17:55 Measuring metallicity from photometry with machine learning and SED fitting (Viviana Acquaviva)
  •     17:55-18:15 Understanding composite sources: the AGN and star-forming components in SED fitting (Myrto Symeonidis)

Wednesday 16 September 2015: galaxy modelling and simulations

  •     09:00-09:20 Modeling and interpreting the spectral energy distribution of galaxies with BANGS (Jacopo Chevallard)
  •     09:20-09:40 SED models using radiative-transfer-derived templates for galaxies from the new IRAS FSC Galaxy Redshift Catalogue (RIFSCz) (Michael Rowan-Robinson)
  •     09:40-10:00 Determining the fraction of dust heating from young and old stellar populations with 3D dust radiative transfer (Giovanni Natale)
  •     10:00-10:45 Discussion session: energy balance and radiation transfer modelling
  •     10:45-11:15 Tea break
  •     11:15-12:45 Hands-on session
  •     12:45-14:00 lunch break at Churchill College
  •     14:00-15:00 Cosmological simulations (Rob Crain)
  •     15:00-15:20 In Darkness and in Light: Star Formation and Dark Matter in the 40 Thieves Dwarf Galaxy Simulation (Ferah Munshi)
  •     15:20-15:50 Tea break
  •     15:50-16:50 Observing simulations (Vivienne Wild)
  •     19:00 Conference dinner at Corpus Christi college

Thursday 17 September 2015: simulations and multi-λ surveys

  •     10:00-10:20 Synthetic observations of SILCC simulations (Thomas Peters)
  •     10:20-10:40 Understanding measurements using simulations and understanding simulations using measurements (Rita Tojeiro)
  •     10:40-11:10 Tea break
  •     11:10-11:30 Modelling the dusty SEDs of semi-analytic galaxies (Will Cowley)
  •     11:30-11:50 The AGN contribution to the global galaxy SEDs: Applying state-of-the-art fitting codes to hydrodynamical simulations (Rafael Martinez Galarza)
  •     11:50-12:35 Discussion session: bringing observations and simulations together
  •     12:35-14:00 lunch break at Churchill College
  •     14:00-15:00 High redshift multi-wavelength surveys (Roberto Maiolino)
  •     15:00-15:20 AGN - Dust-Obscured Galaxies at z~2-3 in the COSMOS field revealed by near-to-far infrared SED-fitting (Laurie Riguccini)
  •     15:20-15:50 Tea break
  •     15:50-16:10 Measurements of the Dust Attenuation Curve at z~1.4-2.6 from the MOSDEF Survey, and Implications for the Dust/Stars Geometry in High-Redshift Galaxies (Naveen Reddy)
  •     16:10-16:30 Testing our ignorance in measuring dust (gas) masses (Stefano Berta)
  •     16:30-16:50 Emission lines in high-redshift galaxies as seen with Spitzer/IRAC (Renske Smit)
  •     16:50-17:10 Are “quiescent” galaxies really void of star formation? The mid-, far-infrared and radio properties of massive quiescent galaxies at z=0.1-3 (Allison Man)
  •     17:10-17:30 SED analysis of low FIR luminosity galaxies at z < 1 (Ciro Pappalardo)
  •     17:30-17:50 Unveiling the physics of high-z dusty star forming galaxies by combining state-of-the-art chemo-spectro-photometric models with far-UV to Radio observations (Barbara Lo Faro)

Friday 18 September 2015: multi-λ surveys

  •     09:00-10:00 Low redshift multi-wavelength surveys (Steve Eales)
  •     10:00-10:20 Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): SED modelling of 221,000 galaxies using MAGPHYS (Angus Wright)
  •     10:20-10:40 Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): the cosmic spectral energy distribution for 0.025 < z < 1 (Stephen Andrews)
  •     10:40-11:10 Tea break
  •     11:10-11:30 The build up of dust in local Herschel ATLAS galaxies (Simon Schofield)
  •     11:30-11:50 Post-starburst galaxies: Pathways to the red sequence? (Kate Rowlands)
  •     11:50-12:10 New Star Formation Rate Calibrations Derived from a Multi-wavelength SED Atlas (Michael Brown)
  •     12:10-12:55 Discussion session: impact of large multi-wavelength surveys
  •     12:55-14:00 Conclusion of the meeting and lunch break at Churchill College
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