In Situ View of Galaxy Formation 2


Sunday, July 24, to Friday, July 29, 2022
Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria, Germany


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Please remember to bring sufficient Euros to cover the registration fee of 300 EUR, and potential excursion fees. The registration fee is only payable in cash and there is no ATM at the Castle.

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Registration form
Please fill in the registration form and return before June 15, 2022 by mail to insituringberg"at"
This form is to confirm definitively your attendance and presentation title, and provide us with the information necessary to finalize the logistics and scientific program. Once we have your form, we will make hotel or castle room reservations. Please be aware that it will not be possible to lodge all participants at Ringberg Castle. Please also use the "Comments" field on the registration form to make us aware of any special constraints.

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Aim of the Workshop
The central theme of the workshop will be the detailed physics driving galaxy evolution, with a focus on kinematics.  The workshop will reflect on recent key progress in our understanding of how galaxies assemble and grow from the perspective of state-of-the-art observational and theoretical developments. The latest generation of novel instrumentation such as NOEMA, ALMA, KMOS, MUSE, and MOSFIRE have delivered powerful surveys, with high multiplex and high efficiency observations of large samples bringing new insights and challenges emerging from ever more comprehensive censuses. In parallel, increasingly sophisticated high resolution numerical simulations and theoretical models now make testable  predictions of the relevant properties in sufficient detail to match these types of empirical data sets. The meeting will also be an opportunity to look towards future areas of progress in high redshift studies with upcoming instrumentation and facilities over the next decade, such as the ELTs and JWST.
Given the limited attendance, the workshop is *by invitation only*.

International Committee   --------    Local Committee
Joss Bland-Hawthorn Natascha M. Förster Schreiber (co-chair)
Rychard Bouwens Linda J. Tacconi (co-chair)
Françoise Combes Reinhard Genzel
Tim de Zeeuw Dieter Lutz
Tadayuki Kodama Jean-Baptiste Jolly
Thorsten Naab Lilian Lee
Alvio Renzini Daizhong Liu
Alice Shapley Claudia Pulsoni
Mark Swinbank Sedona Price
Tommaso Treu Taro Shimizu


Workshop Fee
The conference fee of 300 EUR will be payable in cash at on-site registration on Sunday evening, July 24. This will supplement lodging and meal costs, bus transportation to/from the airport to Ringberg, hotel shuttling during the meeting, and conference materials. Please note that we cannot take payment by credit card and there is no ATM at the castle, so please come to Ringberg with sufficient Euros to cover this fee.

Workshop Location and Time
The venue is Schloss Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 65 set by the size of the castle are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many opportunities for stimulating discussion.
The scientific program will begin on Monday morning, July 25, at 09h00, and will end on Friday at lunchtime, July 29.
Arrival of participants at Ringberg Castle is planned on Sunday, 24 July, late afternoon; check-in at the castle and hotels nearby is possible from 16h00 on.
Departure from Ringberg will be on Friday, 29 July, after lunch around 14h00.
We can assist with hotel accomodation in Garching on Saturday night, July 23. If you need help with this overnight stay in Garching, please contact us no later than ** June 09 **.

Travel to Munich Area and Ringberg
Detailed travel instructions are given here.
By Air: The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) lies approximately 30 km and 100 km north of Munich and Ringberg, respectively. Most major carriers offer service to Munich, but the frequency of flights has decreased during the pandemic.
Conference Bus: We will hire a bus to take participants from Munich airport (MUC) to Ringberg Castle on Sunday July 24, leaving the airport in mid-afternoon. The bus will return participants to the airport on Friday July 29, leaving Ringberg around 14h00. People wishing to use this bus should indicate so on the registration form. Please provide your flight times and numbers even if incommensurate with the planned bus to/from Ringberg, as this will help us checking for alternative transfer options. The exact bus schedule will be adapted to accomodate as many participants as possible, and will be given in the final announcement.
By Train: Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) can be reached from anywhere within Europe. From the station, there are good public transportation connections to all of Munich, as well as to the area around Schloss Ringberg.
By Car: Schloss Ringberg is located about 70 km south-east of Munich. All major car rental companies have branches at the Munich Airport. There is ample parking space at the castle, and at the nearby hotels.

Workshop Agenda and Social Events
The preliminary scientific schedule will be posted soon on this website.
There will be a welcome dinner buffet at Ringberg Castle on the evening of Sunday, July 24, for all participants and accompanying persons. On-site registration and fee payment will take place at the castle prior to the buffet.
There will also be a free afternoon on Wednesday, July 27. Options for excursions in the area near Ringberg will be available on this website about three weeks before the meeting.
We are planning the famous Bavarian Buffet on Wednesday evening, with an amazing variety of local specialties, suited to all dietary requirements.

Poster boards of size 125cm*125cm will be available at Ringberg near the coffee break area. In addition to those of you scheduled to present posters, we encourage all participants to bring along a poster or hand-out with newest or additional results. Please inform us in advance if you plan to bring a poster display, to assist us in planning. Posters will be on display for the entire workshop duration.

Meals and Lodging
The LOC will cover the majority of the costs for lodging and meals of participants for the duration of the workshop.
We will arrange that everyone stays either at Ringberg Castle (which has rooms for 35-40 people) or at one of the hotels in nearby villages. Due to limited recreational facilities up at Schloss Ringberg, participants traveling with accompanying persons and/or families are strongly recommended to stay in a hotel. For those staying in hotels, daily transportation to/from the castle (about a 10 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning and evening. Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer to stay at the castle or at one of the pre-booked hotels. We will try as much as possible to adhere to people's wishes for lodging, but it may not be possible for everyone to have their first choice. To those affected, we apologize, but we are sure that you will find both accommodations to be very pleasant.
Lunch and dinner are provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle; breakfast is provided at the castle or nearby hotels depending on where participants stay. Vegetarian meals and other special dietary requests are happily accomodated provided advance notice is given. Please indicate your dietary requirements when filling in the registration form.
Unfortunately, we cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying guests, but they are of course very welcome to join the meals at Ringberg. Please send us an email asking about rates in this case.

COVID-related Information
With full vaccination against Covid19 now widespread, and all related measures for travel and at Ringberg well in place since last year, we are confident that the meeting can be organized safely. In that respect, and for the safety of all participants, the meeting is planned according to the "2G" rules, which imply that all participants must show proof of being fully vaccinated, or recently recovered. This is dictated by the capacity of the lecture room and dining area.
Entering Germany currently requires proof of vaccination, recent recovery, or negative test result.
For everyone's health and well-being, we will also provide Covid antigen self-tests on site, and we ask that everyone take a test at the start of the meeting. In case you need a certified COVID Antigen or PCR test before you return home, there are several possibilities to take a test both in Garching and at the airport. Information on Covid testing at Munich airport can be found here. The LOC will of course be happy to assist you if you need transportation to the test centers and help with making an appointment.
We will keep you informed via email and through this website concerning details and updates.


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