The 17th IMPRS Summer School


This webpage provides information for the 17th Heidelberg Summer School on the topic of


Unraveling Galaxy Evolution with JWST


The 18th Heidelberg Summer School takes place September 4-8 in the "Mathematikon", more specifically in the Institute for Computer Science,  IWR,  address "Im Neuenheimer Feld 205" (or "INF 205"), seminar rooms A-C (ground floor).



IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD):

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA); Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK); Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University, ZAH (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, ARI; Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, ITA;  Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, LSW); and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

Scientific organizing committee:   

Eduardo Banados (MPIA), Leindert Boogaard (MPIA), Frederick Davies (MPIA), Anna de Graaff (MPIA), Ivelina Momcheva (MPIA), Nadine Neumayer (MPIA), Dominika Wylezalek (ZAH)


School lecturers:

  Paola Caselli   (MPI fror Extraterrestrial Physics)

  Rob Garrod   (Univ. of Virginia)

  Thomas Henning    (MPI for Astronomy)

  Martin McCoustra  (Heriot-Watt Univ.)

  Alessandro Morbidelli  (Cote d'Azur Observatory)

Scope of the School:

JWST revealed surprises from its first images and is already revolutionizing many fields of astrophysics. The 2023 Heidelberg Summer School will focus on the most relevant aspects of galaxy evolution addressed by JWST, from nearby to the most distant galaxies.

The school will give the participants an overview of what we have learned about galaxy evolution in the first year of JWST observations, the emerging challenges, and the opportunity to work with JWST data guided by world-renowned experts.

The topics include an overview of JWST, the physics of nearby galaxies, the role of AGN feedback, the cosmic noon, and the high-z Universe. The lectures will be accompanied by hands-on sessions and talks highlighting recent scientific results.


School format  

The school has four main components spread throughout the week
1. A series of structured lectures given by the five lecturers.
2. Problem-solving sessions based on the topics given in the lectures.
3. Presentations by local experts to open specific scientific problems.
4. A social program to enable and encourage scientific interaction between students, lecturers and speakers.


Further information / registration

Please read our further informations on the school and the application procedures under this link .

Here is a link to the program (as of July 31).

Here is a link to the list of participants  (as of July 31)

Here is a link to the lecture slides and further material (PW-protected).

Registration deadline was June 1, 2022.

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