ESO Garching, 13-15 October 2008


MONDAY, 13 October 2008
09:00-09:30 Registration  
09:30-09:45 Welcome to Participants T. de Zeeuw
09:45-10:15 Public Imaging Survey: WFI follow-up of XMM-Newton Serendipitious fields J.-M. Miralles
10:15-11:00 The great observatories origins deep survey: ESOpublic observations of the SIRTF Legacy / HSTTreasury / Chandra Deep Field South P. Rosati
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30-12:00 The ESO remote galaxy survey: galaxies at the highest redshifts M. Bremer
12:00-12:30 Fluorescent re-emission of the ionizing UV background from Lyman-Limit systems M. Haehnelt
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break  
14:00-14:30 GMASS: the galaxy mass assembly ultra-deepspectroscopic survey J. Kurk
14:30-15:00 The nature and evolution of infrared galaxies: Bridging optical and SIRTF-SWIRE data with near-infrared observations of the ELAIS-S1 field I. Matute
15:00-15:30 Supernovae at high redshift J. Melinder
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00-16:45 1) The ω project: measuring the equation of state of the universe
2) ESSENCE - The equation of state: supernovae trace cosmic expansion
B. Leibundgut
16:45-17:30 Measuring the "Cosmic Equation of State" and the "Star Formation Rate": spectroscopic identificationof supernovae from the CFHT Legacy Survey R. Pain
TUESDAY, 14 October 2008
09:00-09:30 An ESO-SIRTF wide-area Imaging Survey (ESIS) S. Berta
09:30-10:00 The dynamics and evolution of galaxy mergers: properties of the 1 Jy ULIRG sample L. Tacconi
10:00-10:30 Dwarf galaxies: remnants of galaxy formation and corner stones for understanding galaxy evolution M. Irwin
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 Towards the temperature of cold dark matter: quantitative stellar kinematics in dSph galaxies G. Gilmore
11:30-12:00 Gravitational imaging of a quasar at micro- and nano-arcsecond scales: the Einstein Cross F. Courbin
12:00-12:30 The Galactic Center: a unique laboratory for studyingfundamental physical processes near black holes R. Genzel
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break  
14:00-14:30 In search for terrestrial planets in the habitable zone of M dwarfs M. Kürster
14:30-15:00 New habitable planets around M dwarfs, and 1st radiusmeasurement of a 1-30 Mearth exoplanet X. Bonfils
15:00-15:30 Nucleo-chronometric age dating of the oldest stars in the galaxy and the nature of the r-process N. Christlieb
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00-16:30 The Araucaria Project: improving the distance scale with stellar distance indicators in nearby galaxies W. Gieren
16:30-17:30 The FLAMES survey of massive stars in the Magellanic clouds C. Evans,
C. Trundle
17:30-19:00 Reception  
WEDNESDAY, 15 October 2008
09:00-09:30 ESO Large Programmes: the scheduling perspective G. Mathys
09:30-10:00 Publication and Citation Statistics of Large Programmes at ESO U. Grothkopf
10:00-10:30 Phase 3: ingesting and publishing data products via theESO science archive facility M. Arnaboldi
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-12:15 Discussion  
12:15-12:30 Workshop Summary W. Benz
12:30 End of Workshop