Recent years have seen a dramatic observational push into the final frontier of astrophysical cosmology: the epoch of reionization at z > 6. Color selection techniques have yielded galaxy candidates out to z~10, with ongoing cluster lensing surveys starting to uncover a new ultra-faint population. Slow but steady progress is being made on the spectroscopic follow-up of these galaxies. At the same time, narrow band searches, both wide and deep, are bringing-in an increasing sample of Lyman alpha emitting galaxies. Several of these observational data sets show tentative hints of reionization signatures.


On the theoretical front, state-of-the-art models are being developed, which combine detailed sub-grid physics with large-scale reionization simulations. The efficiency of these multi-scale approaches is finally allowing us to explore the large parameter space of astrophysical uncertainties. This is crucial when making any robust claims about reionization.


The aim of the proposed meeting is to bring together experts at the forefront of reionization-era galaxy research. We seek a roadmap for combining multiple data sets and theoretical models into a coherent, robust picture of the role of galaxies in reionization, and the corresponding reionization signatures.



Important dates 2016 / 2017:

April 1, 2016                          

Abstract submission open

July 1, 2016                                   

Deadline for abstract submission

August 8, 2016                                 

Abstract and grant notifications

August 10, 2016                                   

Early-bird registration open

Sept  15, 2016                            

Deadline for early-bird registration

October 31, 2016                         

Deadline for regular registration

January 14, 2017                             

Arrival, scientific program