A J-K' colour image of the nearby compact group Hickson 40 from the 8.3m Subaru telescope. The group is located about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Hydra. Image courtesy of the Subaru telescope.
- The Centre of
Astrophysics and Supercomputing, at Swinburne University
in Melbourne will host a 2-day national workshop on Galaxy Groups on
the 24th & 25th of May, 2005. This workshop aims to bring together
theorists and observers from around Australia to discuss current
research on the formation and evolution of galaxies in groups.
- Scientific Motivation: The majority of galaxies in the Universe lie in
groups. However, the physical processes operating in groups are poorly
understood. For example, the extent that interactions and the
intra-group medium have on the morphology and star formation of the
group galaxies. Simulations of groups of galaxies have not been
reconciled with the observations. This workshop will cover these
issues, and some of the specific topics we hope to discuss are:
* Evolution of galaxies in groups
* Galaxy morphology and transformations
* The role of galaxy-galaxy interactions
* Cosmological simulations of groups, and formation and evolution timescales
* Stellar populations of group galaxies
* HI deficiency in group galaxies
* Relation of groups to the formation and evolution of clusters
* Recent Surveys (e.g. 2dF, 6dF, HIPASS)
- The workshop is open to all and will consist of short talks and
discussion sessions. The registration cost is $50 which includes
lunch both days, and coffee and tea breaks. This fee will be waived
for students who registered before the end of 16/5/05. Registration
is to be paid in cash at registration on the first day. If you are
interested in attending, please fill out the registration
form. Please register before 10th of May to be considered for a
talk. We particularly encourage students to register for a
talk. There will be no poster sessions.
- Instructions for submitting articles:
* The deadline for submission of articles is Monday, August 15th.
* Each article is to be 1 page (excluding references) and may include 1 figure. It is preferred that the PASA template is used for submission. This template can be downloaded from here.
* Please rename the PASA template to lastname.tex before submission
* Articles should be emailed to Virginia Kilborn, including the .tex file and any figures in ps format.
- Submitted powerpoint talks are available for download here.
- For further information contact Virginia Kilborn:
- Organising Committee: Virginia Kilborn (Chair), Duncan
Forbes, Sarah Brough, Chris Power, Rob Proctor, Patricia Sanchez-Blazquez
- Program | Talks | Participants | Travel & Accommodation