Galaxies are the fundamental building blocks of our universe. Their shape, size, and stellar masses cover a large dynamic range - modeling of which makes it one of the most challenging problems in modern astrophysics. When it comes to their livelihood, most galaxies occupy a limited volume of the universe - either in groups, clusters, or superclusters - these are the dense environment in which galaxies spend most of their lifetime. Galaxy clusters provide essential insights into several fundamental astrophysical processes, such as ram pressure stripping, galaxy harassment, and cooling flows. Such denser environments are ideal laboratories for investigating the nature of dark matter, properties of intra-cluster hot gas, baryon recycling, and galaxy-galaxy interactions.
The availability of multi-wavelength observations from ground and space-based telescopes and cosmological simulations has revolutionized the understanding of cluster and group formation and their subsequent evolution. At the same time, there is an ever-growing number of distant clusters and proto-clusters, allowing one to gauge the early formation of these dense environments in observation. The large volume of data from various wide-angle surveys across many wavelengths provides us with the right opportunity while posing a challenge to extract crucial information.
This one-day symposium will provide a platform for researchers to discuss the current status and understanding of the various astrophysical processes inside the densest environment of the universe. This is also to pay tribute to eminent astronomer Somak Raychaudhury for his immense contribution to the field.
- Hum Chand
- Indranil Chattopadhyay
- Gulab Dewangan
- Ravi Joshi
- Ruta Kale
- Nishikanta Khandai
- Preeti Kharb
- Dharam Vir Lal
- Vivek M
- Sowgat Muzahid
- Biman Nath
- Anand Narayan
- Suvendu Rakshit
- Somak Raychaudhury
- Prateek Sharma
- Raghunathan Srianand
- C.S. Stalin
- Bhargav Vaidya
Venue: IUCAA, Pune
Date: December 19, 2022
Eligibility: The workshop is intended for Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working in domains related to the topics above.
Registration deadline: December 09, 2022
Date for selected candidates to be informed by email: December 19, 2022 onwards
Scientific Organising Committee:
This meeting is jointly supported by IUCAA (Pune).
There will be no registration fee for the meeting.
In addition, the participants will be provided with free accommodation (subject to availability) and hospitality during the course of the scientific meeting.
Number of participants (limited): ~XX
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Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Mack (STScI) and J. Madrid (Australian Telescope National Facility)