We organized the work shop "Galaxy evolution from mass-selected samples"
Twenty-four astronomers from
Europe and the
The workshop was organized to have ample time for discussion and actual work.
The program consisted of 23 talks, which were all scheduled for the morning.
The subject of the meeting was the evolution of galaxies, focussing on
the redshift range from $z=3$ to $z=0$, and with special attention to
mass selected samples, i.e., samples which were selected in the rest frame
optical. A variety of new results were reported.
Special attention was given to results from theoretical models. The level
of detail in the simulations and predictions is steadily increasing, and
comparisons between models and observations are shedding import insight into
the physics of the galaxies at high redshift.
The schedule allowed ample time for discussion after each talk, which is
nearly unique these days, as most conferences are too tightly packed to
allow for proper discussions.
In the afternoons, discussion sessions were organized, small progress meetings,
and actual work was done. The setup of the
these types of activities, as there are sufficient rooms for discussions and
small group meetings. Furthermore, quite a bit of work was done on
collaborative projects and papers.
The fact that all participants were supplied with a desk helped greatly
to increase the output of the meeting.
We ended the meeting with a discussion of what to do in the future.
This session was particularly useful, as it generated many new ideas, and
helped to focus on the important measurements which need to be made.
It is a please to thank the
financial contribution towards the workshop. Without the
this workshop would not have been possible.