IAU Symposia

IAUS 295: The intriguing life of massive galaxies

Start date/time

August 27, 2012

End date/time

August 31, 2012


China Nanjing


Daniel Thomas

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Coordinating Division

Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe

SOC Co-Chairs: Daniel Thomas (United Kingdom), Anna Pasquali (Germany), Ignacio Ferreras (United Kingdom)

SOC Members: Roger Davies (United Kingdom), Avishai Dekel (Israel), Richard Ellis (United States), Yipeng Jing (China Nanjing), Xu Kong (China Nanjing), Shude Mao (United Kingdom), Eric Peng (China Nanjing), Alvio Renzini (Italy), Rachel Somerville (United States), Ian Smail (United Kingdom), Linda Tacconi (Germany), Christy Tremonti (United States), XianZhong Zheng (China Nanjing)

Editors of Proceedings: Daniel Thomas (United Kingdom), Anna Pasquali (Germany), Ignacio Ferreras (United Kingdom)


  • The first galaxies in the very early Universe
  • Massive galaxies at high and intermediate z
  • Luminous red galaxies at recent epochs
  • Early-type galaxies in the local Universe
  • Brightest cluster galaxies
  • Stellar populations and chemical enrichment
  • Dark matter and supermassive black holes
  • The environment of massive galaxies
  • Galaxy formation modelling and mass assembly
  • Supernova and AGN feedback, cold accretion


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