This webpage provides information for the 5th Heidelberg Summer School hosted by the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD), in collaboration with the Landesstiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg.


IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg,
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy,
University of Heidelberg

Volker Bromm, University of Texas, Austin
Andrea Ferrara, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Naoki Yoshida, University of Tokyo
Saleem Zaroubi, University of Groningen

When & where:
The 5th Heidelberg Summer School took place September 6-10, 2010 at the Max-Planck-Haus ("Max Planck House") in Heidelberg, Germany

Scope of the School:

The goals of the IMPRS Summer Schools are to:
- bring together research students of various fields for discussion and exchange of ideas;
- encourage young researchers and advanced students to continue research in these fields; and
- strengthen future interdisciplinary research in these areas;

The school aimed at giving a comprehensive overview over our current understanding of the formation of the first and second generation of stars in the universe and the build-up of the first galaxies.
It has addressed the process of reionization, its physical origin and evolution in time, and current and future observations that will help to gain deeper insight into this important epoch of cosmic evolution.

School format:

The IMPRS Summer school 2010 had prepared 3 major streams of information:

(1) The lecturing program on general issues of Statistical Inferences was taught by our invited lecturers Volker Bromm, Andrea Ferrara, Naoki Yoshida, and Saleem Zaroubi.
(2) A few presentations on specific scientific applications given by scientists from Heidelberg institutes.
(3) A social program intended to provide a pleasent and relaxed atmosphere for fruitful scientific discussion between all participants.

  School gallery

  School program

  List of participants

  Summer school poster: as A2, A3, A4