The cosmic web and galaxy evolution

IFPU & online
April 17 – 21, 2023

The next generation of galaxy environmental studies will move beyond the classical separation in field, groups, and clusters and will consider the full dynamic range of densities including the critical filament environment that traces the cosmic web. A large multiwavelength surveys of the surroundings of the Virgo cluster, and of a set of clusters extending from 0.4<z<1.6, have highlighted the importance of the filament environment to our understanding of galaxy evolution, as well as the importance of understanding multiple baryonic phases in galaxies. This Focus Week is intended to develop proposals for spatially resolved follow-up of star formation and gas contents, and reinforce the link between observers and galaxy formation theorists, especially important for informing the newest generation of galaxy formation simulations.

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Scientific organizers:

  • Gabriella De Lucia (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)
  • Gregory Rudnick (University of Kansas)


  • Yannick Bahe (Leiden, Netherlands / EPFL)
  • Gianluca Castignani (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Francoise Combes (Observatoire de Paris, France)
  • Kim Conger (University of Kansas, USA)
  • Rose Finn (Siena College, USA)
  • Matteo Fossari (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Eelco van Kampen (ESO, Germany) 
  • Mpati Ramatsoku (INAF-Cagliari, Italy)
  • Benedetta Vulcani (INAF-Padova, Italy)
  • Benjamin Weiner (Steward Observatory, USA) 
  • Lizhi Xie (Tianjin Normal University, China)
  • Daria Zakharova (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Dennis Zaritsky (University of Arizona)