workshop is dedicated exclusively to the Virgo cluster.
last workshop on the Virgo cluster has been organized in 1984 at ESO. Since
that time a lot of multiwavelength surveys from the radio to X-rays have
been conducted on Virgo cluster galaxies. They all gave important statistical
informations on galaxy evolution. Furthermore, the increase of sensitivity
and resolution of interferometric telescopes at multiple wavelengths allowed
to study the gas distribution and kinematics of individual galaxies, which
are affected by the cluster environment, in great detail. At the same time,
faster and more powerful computing facilities allowed to make more and
more sophisticated models of galaxy-cluster interactions.
groups in the world are actively working on the evolution of galaxies in
the Virgo cluster at different wavelengths and doing simulations. We think
that it is time to join our efforts.
evolution of galaxies in clusters has become a key topic since the eighties
when it was shown that galaxies in local clusters have less neutral hydrogen
than galaxies in the field and that the fraction of blue galaxies in distant
clusters (z~0.2) is higher than in nearby clusters (Butcher-Oemler-effect).
With the incredible increase of sensitivity and spatial resolution of optical
telescopes (especially the Hubble Space Telescope), it is now possible
to study galaxy clusters in detail up to a redshift of z~1. In order to
understand these observations, it is of primordial importance to identify
and understand the galaxy-cluster interactions which are responsible for
the galaxy evolution in the local universe.
the discovery of the existence of a huge amount of hot gas in galaxy clusters,
it has been recognized that the interaction between this intracluster medium
and the galaxies' interstellar matter is an important mechanism for galaxy
evolution in clusters. Several theoretical models and numerical simulations
have been developed in order to understand when, where, and how this interaction
aim of this workshop is
a connection between the statistical informations of surveys and high resolution
observations of individual galaxies at multiple wavelengths;
observations directly with numerical simulations of galaxy-cluster interactions;
new surveys of Virgo galaxies.
cluster as a whole and M87
surveys at multiple wavelengths of Virgo cluster galaxies
with other clusters
workshop will last three days from Monday, April 15, to Wednesday, April
17. We will have about 25 talks. Talk times range from 20 to 30 min excluding
discussion. Each talk is followed by 10 min of time for discussions. There
will also be two major discussion sessions on Monday and Tuesday evening
dedicated to burning questions and new common projects. Since we have only
three days, there will be no time for an excursion.
(Observatoire de Paris), R. Wielebinski (MPIfR), H. Voelk (MPIA), H. Boehringer
(MPE), J. Kenney (Yale), G. Gavazzi (Milano), M. Urbanik (Krakow)
(MPIfR), W. Reich (MPIfR), G. Breuer (Secretary, MPIfR)
P. Amram, H. Boehringer, A. Boselli, G. Gavazzi, J. Kenney,
K. Otmianowska-Mazur, B. Poggianti , S.
Schindler, Y. Sofue, J. Solanes, R. Tuffs, M., B. Tully, M. Urbanik, B. Vollmer
not intend to publish proceedings.
Here you can find all necessary maps and timetables if you arrive by
Map of the Munich airport (pdf)
Train timetables: airport - Munich center
Map: Munich Center (pdf)
Train timetables: Munich - Tegernsee
workshop will be held at Ringberg
Castle in Bavaria, Germany. Ringberg Castle, the conference site of
the Max Planck Society, is about 50 km south of Munich near the small town
of Rottach-Egern and Lake Tegernsee (a famous tourist are). When arriving
by plane, the closest airport is Munich airport. Ringberg can be reached
by train and cab, or by car. For instructions please see this
link. If you plan to travel to Ringberg by train, you can check out
the time table of the train connections here.
We have to begin Monday, April 15. at 9.00 am and to end Wednesday, April
17. at 1.00 pm. We therefore recommend strongly to schedule your travel
such that you arrive on Sunday, April 14 and depart on Wednesday evening,
to space limitations at Ringberg Castle, the number of attendees is limited
to 50 persons.
more information including prices for lodging and meals at the conference
site please refer to this
registration deadline is December 1, 2001. There will be no registration
fees. We regret that we cannot offer financial support to the attendees.
layout of this webpage was kindly provided by Eva Grebel (MPIA)