School and Workshop on Large Scale Structure: from Galaxies to the Cosmic Web | (smr 2848)
Starts 1 Feb 2016
Ends 12 Feb 2016
Central European Time
Pune - India
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Understanding the cosmological Large Scale Structure (LSS) — both its growth starting from small fluctuations to the evolution of its constituent galaxies and inter-galactic medium — is at the frontier of research in extra-Galactic astronomy and cosmology. A number of large international efforts are enabling these studies by providing an unprecedented quantity and quality of data, with low redshift surveys already under way and Stage IV surveys (e.g., Euclid, LSST) being planned. The near future will also see the construction and commissioning of high quality instruments such as the Thirty Metre Telescope and the Square Kilometre Array, which will offer unparalleled advances in observations at, respectively, optical and radio wavelengths.
Painting a holistic picture of the Cosmos from these observational efforts requires a deep understanding of the complex interplay of the physics on atomic, astrophysical and cosmological scales that determines the evolution of galaxies on the one hand, and fundamental questions such as the nature of Dark Matter, Dark Energy and tests of General Relativity at the largest scales, on the other. The School for graduate students will cover the necessary basics in multiple areas of cosmology and astrophysics, including the following topics:
* Growth of cosmological LSS and the Cosmic Web
* Physics of the evolution of galaxies and the inter-galactic medium
* Connection between LSS and galaxy evolution
* Large sky surveys and cosmological probes
* Analytical and (semi-)numerical methods for studying LSS
The Workshop following the School will bring together a larger number of scientists working in these areas for a more advanced discussion of the latest developments in these as well as complementary topics.