The 18th IMPRS Summer School


This webpage provides information for the 18th 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:

Steve Finkelstein (Univ. Texas Austin)
Adam Leroy (Ohio State Univ.)
Nora Lützgendorf (ESA)
Marcos Lopez-Caniego (ESA)
Alice Shapley (UCLA)
Andrey Vayner (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

James Davies (MPIA)
Oleg Egorov (ARI)

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

Here is a link to the program (as of Sep 12).

Here is a link to the list of participants  (as of Sep 12).

Here is a link to the lecture slides and the school gallery (PW-protected).



School poster:

Download our poster as pdf or jpg

We thank Judith Neidel from the MPIA graphics dpt for preparing this poster.

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