We bring together astronomers working on different aspects of high redshift galaxies. The general science will focus on galaxy evolution from z=4 to z=1, which is a critical redshift regime as we currently think that galaxies were essentially “put together“ in this
interval. The focus of this workshop will be on observational results which are currently coming rapidly from all the new telescopes, both on the ground and in space. The common theme is the study of high redshift galaxies in the rest-frame optical and near-infrared. Specifically, participants of the FIRE-survey, Musyc survey, and IRAC-GTO team are coming together to discuss results from the ongoing surveys, and related programs. The format of the workshop will allow ample time for small group discussions, new analysis, and planning. Interested PhD students and postdocs from the Netherlands should contact M. Franx if they wish to participate.