Scientific Program (PDF, abstract booklet)

Monday, June 27

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome

The most distant quasars

10:15-10:45 Eduardo Bañados (Invited) Quasars in the epoch of reionization
10:45-11:05 Linhua Jiang The Final SDSS High-Redshift Quasar Sample: 52 Quasars at z > 5.7 since 2000
11:05-11:25 Sophie Reed A Sample of Eight New Quasars from the Dark Energy Survey
11:25-11:45 Chiara Mazzucchelli The Pan-STARRS1 search for the highest-redshift quasars
11:45-12:05 Yoshiki Matsuoka Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs)
12:05-13:30 Lunch

Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization

13:30-14:00 Pascal Oesch (Invited) Galaxy Build-up at Cosmic Dawn: Insights from Deep HST and Spitzer/IRAC
14:00-14:30 Hsiao-Wen Chen (Invited) The Galaxy Luminosity Function at z=6-10
14:30-14:50 Jorryt Matthee Unveiling the nature of the brightest Lyman-alpha emitters in the epoch of re-ionisation
14:50-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-15:50 Masami Ouchi (Invited) Probing Early Galaxies with the Hubble, Subaru, and ALMA Legacy Data
15:50-16:10 Michael Maseda The prevalence of CIII] emission before the Dark Ages
16:10-16:40 Poster presentations
16:40-18:00 Reception and poster session

Tuesday, June 28

Ionizing radiation from galaxies and reionization

09:00-09:30 Laura Pentericci (Invited) Probing the end of the reionization epoch with spectroscopic observations of high-z galaxies
09:30-09:50 Rychard Bouwens Faint Galaxies as Drivers of Cosmic Reionization: New Constraints on both their Volume Density and Lyman-Continuum Production Efficiency from the latest Frontier Fields Data
09:50-10:10 Naveen Reddy Relationship between Reddening, Gas Covering Fraction, and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation at High Redshift
10:10-10:30 Andrea Grazian The Lyman continuum escape fraction of z~3 star forming galaxies with LBC/LBT in the COSMOS and CANDELS fields
10:30-10:50 Michael Rauch Observational constraints on the origin and effects of ionizing radiation
10:50-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-11:50 James Bolton (Invited) Exploring reionisation with Lyman-alpha absorption
11:50-12:10 Mark Dijkstra The Lya-LyC Connection: Evidence for an Enhanced Contribution of UV-faint Galaxies to Cosmic Reionization
12:10-12:30 Pratika Dayal Cosmic reionization: sources and constraints
12:30-12:50 Ewald Puchwein Constraining reionization with Lyman-alpha emitters, the Lyman-alpha forest and the CMB
12:50-14:00 Lunch

The UV background and the IGM

14:00-14:30 Emanuele Giallongo (Invited) AGNs in the CANDELS/GOODS fields: looking for high-z ionizing sources
14:30-14:50 Gabor Worseck Do Quasars Dominate the UV Background at z>4?
14:50-15:10 Jose Onorbe New Models of the UV-Background in Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulations: Implications for IGM and galaxy formation observations
15:10-15:30 Bradley Greig Constraints on the IGM neutral fraction at z=7 from the reconstructed Ly-alpha emission line profile of ULASJ1120+0641
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Tiziana DiMatteo (Invited) The next frontier of high-z Massive Galaxies and Quasars
16:30-16:50 Jonathan Chardin Large scale opacity fluctuations in the Lyα forest: evidence for QSOs dominating the ionising UV background at z∼5.5-6?
16:50-17:10 Frederick Davies What are the last Gunn-Peterson troughs in the Lyman-alpha forest?

Wednesday, June 29

The Reionization Epoch

09:00-09:30 Piero Madau (Invited) Cosmic Reionization After Planck: Progress and Challenges
09:30-10:00 Dominique Aubert (Invited) Cosmological simulation of the Reionization with EMMA: successes and difficulties
10:00-10:20 Marius Berge Eide New light on hydrogen and helium reionization in a cosmological volume
10:20-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Joop Schaye (Invited) Simulations of the epoch of reionization
11:30-11:50 Alireza Rahmati Introducing the Aurora reionization simulations
11:50-12:10 Anne Hutter Exploiting 21cm-LAE synergies: constraints on reionization
12:10-12:30 Mahavir Sharma Reionization by Starbursts
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Free afternoon
18:30: Conference dinner at the Schlosshotel Molkenkur

Thursday, June 30

Black hole formation

09:00-09:30 Martin Haehnelt (Invited) The early (feedback-regulated) growth of supermassive black holes
09:30-09:50 Ricarda Beckmann From seed to supermassive: growing black holes at high redshift
09:50-10:10 Muhammad Latif Formation of supermassive black holes via direct collapse
10:10-10:30 Paramita Barai Quasar Outflows at z>=6 in Zoomed Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulations
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Marta Volonteri (Invited) The first black holes and AGN
11:30-11:50 Dan Whalen How Supermassive Black Holes Form by z > 7: Synthetic Observables in the NIR, Ly-a and 21 cm
11:50-12:20 Jenny Greene (Invited) Black Holes Seeds: A Local Perspective
12:20-14:00 Lunch

High redshift quasars: host galaxies and environment

14:00-14:30 Manda Banerji (Invited) High-redshift quasars in current and future wide-field surveys
14:30-14:50 Gijs Verdoes Kleijn Implications for the early growth of supermassive black holes from the KiDS+VIKING survey
14:50-15:10 Ran Wang Gas and star formation in the quasar host galaxies at z~6
15:10-15:40 Coffee break
15:40-16:00 Bram Venemans ALMA observations of z>6.5 quasar hosts: forming massive galaxies in the epoch of reionisation
16:00-16:20 Roberto Decarli The birth of the giants: dust and gas in QSO host galaxies at z~6
16:20-16:40 Roberto Gilli Large scale galaxy overdensities around z~6 QSOs
16:40-17:00 Emanuele Paolo Farina Chasing LyAlpha Haloes at z>6

Friday, July 1

IGM enrichment

09:00-09:30 Emma Ryan-Weber (Invited) Metals in Absorption at the Conclusion of Reionization
09:30-09:50 Sarah Bosman Metal Enrichment during Reionisation using the redshift 7 quasar ULAS J1120+0641
09:50-10:10 Laura Keating Testing the effect of feedback on the high-redshift IGM with metal-line absorbers
10:10-10:30 Anna-Christina Eilers The intergalactic medium at high redshifts and its implications for the epoch of reionization
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Richard Ellis (Invited) Spectroscopic Studies of Galaxies in the Reionization Era
11:30-11:50 Sangeeta Malhotra Studying the dark ages with WFIRST
11:50-12:20 Xiaohui Fan Concluding remarks
12:20-14:00 Lunch

14:00 End of conference