Synthetic Universes for Future Surveys

Workshop dates: Thursday 21 March & Friday 22 March 2013


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Location: University Club, University of Western Australia (UWA), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009


Getting there:
The workshop will be held at the UWA University Club on Crawley campus. Information on getting to UWA by both car and public transport can be found here. Other useful maps: UWA campus, University Club.

Overview of the workshop content:
Our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve over cosmic time will be transformed in the next decade with the advent of large galaxy surveys on current and next generation telescopes such as ALMA, the SKA and its pathfinders, and planned ELTs. Theoretical galaxy formation models will play a crucial role in the design and astrophysical interpretation of the results of these surveys, and so the aim of this workshop is to assess how fit-for-purpose these models are. We will bring together both the developers of the state-of-the-art in galaxy formation models and simulations and the observers who will run these large galaxy surveys to establish how the models can be used most productively and what needs to be done to develop a robust theoretical framework for exploiting future survey science.

Topics to be discussed:

  • overview of semi-analytical and hydrodynamical galaxy formation modelling;
  • state-of-the-art and future directions;
  • overview of future galaxy surveys: goals and requirements;
  • tools for building and visualising synthetic universes;
  • tools for simulating future telescopes.

Access the workshop program and list of participants here (PDF) and the speakers' presentation slides here.

For further information about scientific content, please contact:
A/Prof. Chris Power
T: +61 8 6488 7630