Scientific Programme

The conference will take place on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June 2023. There will be a conference dinner in the evening of Tuesday 6th June.

Conference Photo

Directory for all talks can be found here.
Photos taken from the conference can be downloaded here.

All talks are 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for discussion/questions

Monday June 5

0930: Welcome - Ofer Lahav

Cosmology and Large Scale Structure

Chair: Ofer Lahav

0940: A conclusive test of ΛCDM – Carlos Frenk

1000: Multiplexing the Universe – John Peacock

1020: The Sigma 8 Tension – George Efstathiou

1040: 35 Years of Supernovae – Mark Sullivan

Coffee break

1120: The past, present and future of galaxy surveys – Matthew Colless

1140: Interfering dark matter – Tom Broadhurst

1200: Telescopes on balloons (looking up, not down) – Richard Massey

1220: Connecting clusters to the cosmic web – Meghan Gray

Conference photo and lunch

Galaxies and stellar populations

Chair: Ray Sharples

1400: The rapid onset of stellar discs in the early universe – Joss Bland-Hawthorn

1420: Inferring physical properties of galaxies from 1995 till today – Jarle Brinchmann

1440: Gravitational lensing in 3D: drilling into the universe with MUSE – Johan Richard

Tea break

1520: Connecting low and high redshift galaxies – Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca

1540: Deep spectroscopy of high redshift quiescent galaxies with JWST – Sirio Belli

1600: JWST study of the mass-metallicity-SFR relations at z=4 to 10 – Kimihiko Nakajima

Panel discussion

1620: Promise of new facilities - Bland-Hawthorn, Castander, Davies (Chair), Gray, Kuijken, Rich

Welcome Reception at Institute of Physics

Tuesday June 6

The Quest for Cosmic Dawn

Chair: Adi Zitrin

0930: Working at the redshift frontier – Jim Dunlop

0950: The competitive hunt for the first galaxies – Pascal Oesch

1010: JWST at the edge of the universe – studies with NIRSpec – Andy Bunker

1030: An impossible galaxy forming at z=11? – Karl Glazebrook

Coffee break

1115: ALMA+JWST view of the build-up of early massive galaxies – Rychard Bouwens

1135: Witnessing galaxy formation: the case of MACS1149-JD1 at z=9.1 – Akio Inoue

1155: Probing Cosmic Dawn with Theory and Observations – Harley Katz

1215: The quest for cosmic dawn with HST and JWST – Nicolas Laporte

1235: Breaking the redshift barrier with NIRSPec – Emma Curtis-Lake


Exploring Reionisation & the IGM

Chair: Sarah Bosman

1400: Observing the high redshift universe with Richard – Yuichi Harikane

1420: Evolution of bright star-forming galaxies in the first billion years - Rebecca Bowler

1440: Observing Lyman alpha emission in the reionisation era with JWST – Aayush Saxena

1500: Faint galaxies and evolution with JWST and HST – Chris Conselice

1520: A complete census of Hα, Hβ and [O III] at z~5-9 with JWST – Romain Meyer

Tea break

Panel discussion

1600: Prospects for cosmic dawn - Bowler, Hashimoto, Katz, Kneib, McLeod, Oesch (Chair), Swinbank, Zitrin

1645: Concluding remarks - James Dunlop

1900: Reception (Senate House)

1930: Dinner (Senate House)... including after dinner amusements

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