Synergies between large-area infrared surveys, VLT-MOONS and Euclid, 5 - 6 Nov 2012, Royal Observatory Edinburgh



Synergies between large-area infrared surveys, VLT-MOONS and Euclid, 5 - 6 November 2012, Royal Observatory Edinburgh


The advent of deep, large-area, infrared surveys over the past decade has revolutionised our understanding of the Universe, tracing the assembly and structure of galaxies - from our own Milky Way out to the very first galaxies at the epoch of reionisation. The next ten years promise to be even more exciting, with plans for powerful new infrared facilities such as the ESA Euclid mission and the MOONS instrument for the VLT.

This two-day workshop will bring together astronomers from a wide range of topics (galactic, extragalactic, cosmology). The goal is to identify synergies and opportunities between Euclid, MOONS, and other projects such as the Gaia mission. In particular, we will explore the opportunities for coordinated programmes and the requirements these would have on the observational strategies. Speakers are encouraged to present their latest results, within the context of these future IR facilities.

Structure of the workshop

Session 1: Synergies for studies of the Milky Way and local galaxies
- Gaia and VISTA Surveys
- The Bulge and Disc
- The Halo and clusters
- Stellar populations in local galaxies
- Discussion

Session 2: Synergies for Cosmological studies
- Gravitational lensing
- Galaxy groups and clustering
- Discussion

Session 3: Synergies for galaxy formation studies
- The growth of galaxies and the redshift desert
- Mass – SFR – Metallicity – Environment
- Obscured growth
- Re-ionization
- Discussion

Session 4: Break-out sessions



There is no registration fee. Lunches, tea and coffee will be provided on both days.Registration can be made at the webpage:


Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Eh93HJ, Edinburgh, U.K.

Participants must arrange their own accommodation for the workshop. There is a wide range of accommodation in Edinburgh, a list of nearby guest houses (bed & breakfast), and some city hotelsis available on the workshop webpage.