ohtml> IMPRS HEIDELBERG International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg

This webpage provides information for the 18th Heidelberg Summer School on the topic

Unraveling Galaxy Evolution with JWST

The school took place September 4 - 8, 2023 at the "Mathematikon", INF 205, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.


IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg:
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK)
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl (LSW), Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

Scientific organizing committee:
Eduardo Banados (MPIA), Leindert Boogaard (MPIA), Frederick Davies (MPIA), Anna de Graaff (MPIA), Ivelina Momcheva (MPIA), Nadine Neumayer (MPIA), Dominika Wylezalek (ZAH).


Steve Finkelstein (Univ. Texas Austin)
Adam Leroy (Ohio State University)
Nora Luetzgendorf (ESA)
Alice Shapley (UCLA)
Andrey Vayner (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

James Davies (MPIA)
Oleg Egorov (ARI)

Scope of the School:

The 2023 Heidelberg Summer School did focus on the most relevant aspects of galaxy evolution addressed by JWST, from nearby to the most distant galaxies.

JWST revealed surprises from its first images and is already revolutionizing many fields of astrophysics.

The school will give the participants an overview of what we have learned about galaxy evolution in the first year of JWST observations, the emerging challenges, and the opportunity to work with JWST data guided by world-renowned experts.

The topics include an overview of JWST, the physics of nearby galaxies, the role of AGN feedback, the cosmic noon, and the high-z Universe. The lectures will be accompanied by hands-on sessions and talks highlighting recent scientific results.

  School program

  Lecture slides / material (password protected)

  List of participants.

  Summer school poster

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IMPRS office (IMPPS coordination)
E-mail: imprs-summerschool@mpia.de