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IAU General Assembly XXVII - Joint Discussion #12
Program

MONDAY AUGUST 10
SESSION I: THE FIRST SOURCES OF LIGHT

Avi Loeb (R)
Richard Ellis (R)
Daniel Whalen (C)
11:00 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
Welcome
Emergence of the First Structures in the Universe
Formation of the First Galaxies
How the First Supernovae Shaped the First Galaxies
Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:00
Peng Oh (I)
Simon Glover (C)
Evan Scannapieco (C)

Elizabeth Fernandez (C)
Sandra Savaglio (C)
14:00 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:40
14:40 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:30
Prospects for 21cm Observations of the High-redshift Universe
The Stellar Initial Mass Function in Low Metallicity Gas
Triggering High-redshift Star Formation with Galaxy
Outflows

Fluctuations in the Cosmic Near Infrared Background
GRB at z=8.2
Coffee break 15:30 - 16:00
Marta Volonteri (I) 16:00 - 16:20 The First Black Holes
SESSION II: THE FIRST NORMAL STELLAR POPULATIONS
Gustavo Bruzual (R)
Joop Schaye (I)
16:20 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30
Population Synthesis for High-z Galaxies
Feedback from High Redshift Star Formation


TUESDAY AUGUST 11
Volker Bromm (I)
Rychard Bouwens (I)

Dominik Schleicher (C)
Andrew Bunker (C)
11:00 - 11:25
11:25 - 11:50

11:50 - 12:10
12:10 - 12:30
Simulations of the First Galaxies
Early Galaxy Formation: Studying the Buildup and Evolution of
Galaxies During the First 2 Gyr of the Universe

Magnetic Fields at the End of the Dark Ages
Star Forming Galaxies at z>6 and Reionization
Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:00
Daniel Stark (I)
David Sanders (I)

Nick Scoville (I)

Rainer Beck (C)
Anton Koekemoer (C)
14:00 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 15:30
Galaxy Formation at z>7
The Co-evolution of Luminous Starbursts and Massive Black Holes
at High Redshift

Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation - Lessons for the
Formation of the First Galaxies

Evolution of Magnetic Fields in Young Galaxies
Observational Clues on the First Supermassive Black Holes in the
First Galaxies
Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00
SESSION III: FUTURE FACILITIES
Francoise Combes (I)
Massimo Stiavelli (I)

Anna Frebel (I)

David Hughes (I)

Michael Rowan-Robinson (I)
16:00 - 16:20
16:20 - 16:40

16:40 - 17:00

17:00 - 17:20

17:20 - 17:30
The First Galaxies with ALMA
Studying the First Galaxies with the James Webb Space
Telescope

Science with ELT-class Telescopes: New Frontiers in
Stellar Archeology

Identifying the First Massive Galaxies with the
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)

Meeting Summary