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Deciphering the Cosmic Code for Galaxy Formation 

DEC 09-13, 2024

Puerto Varas - Chile

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The state-of-the-art in galaxy formation and evolution research is continually advancing with new observations, theoretical breakthroughs, and technological progress. Groundbreaking observational facilities and surveys like JWST, ALMA, MUSE, Gaia, DESI, and FAST are reshaping our comprehension of galaxies, spanning from the earliest cosmic systems to our own Milky Way.

The unprecedented, high-resolution datasets provided by upcoming projects such as LSST and SubaruPFS will continue to expand. This wealth of multi-wavelength information on stars, galaxies, and their environment allows us to trace the cosmic growth of galaxies, unraveling their mysteries from the cosmic dawn to the present.

Numerical simulations and analytical models act as essential bridges between observations and theories, facilitating the study of how galaxies formed and evolved. Additionally, artificial intelligence algorithms have the potential to expedite many time-consuming tasks involved in the analysis of survey and simulation data, as well as to deal with problems that would be considered otherwise intractable. Collectively, numerical models and techniques provide our best opportunity to connect observational findings from diverse sources, wavelengths, and redshifts, synthesizing them coherently within a cosmological context.

This workshop aims  to bring together the observational and theoretical communities engaged in galaxy formation, fostering discussions on the latest results and unresolved questions to trigger advancements in this field.


We will focus on four core topics for discussion:

  • Gas and metals recycled within galaxies and between galaxies and their surroundings.

  • SN, AGN and other possible sources of feedback, especially at high redshifts, and their role in the regulation of the star formation activity through time.

  • Fossils of galaxy assembly: from stellar halos to intracluster light.

  • The evolution of stellar populations and galaxy morphologies across time and in different environments.


  • Vladimir Avila-Reese (UNAM)

  • Carlton Baugh (ICC)

  • Pablo Fosalba (ICE)

  • Facundo Gómez (ULS)

  • Guinevere Kauffmann (MPA)

  • Antonela Monachesi (ULS)

  • Nelson Padilla (IATE)

  • Susana Pedrosa (IAFE)

  • Laerte Sodré (USP)

  • Volker Springel (MPA)

  • Patricia Tissera (PUC) - Chair

  • Simon White (MPA)


  • Daniela Barrientos 

  • Catalina Casanueva

  • Jenny Gonzalez

  • Maria Luiza Linhares Dantas

  • Isha Shailesh

  • Emanuel Sillero  - Chair

  • Benjamín Silva 

  • Brian Tapia 

  • Patricia Tissera - Chair 




Latinamerican Chinese European Galaxy Formation Network​ 
2023 - 2027


Fondo ALMA

para el Desarrollo de

la Astronomía Chilena

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The Venue

Puerto Varas is a city in the Region de los Lagos in southern Chile. It is located on the southwest shore of the expansive Llanquihue Lake, which provides breathtaking views of the snow-covered and still active Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes. The traditional german-style architecture characterizes the city and reflects its colonial past.

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Puerto Varas - Chile

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