Alpine Cosmology Workshop 2013
Welcome to the Alpine Cosmology Workshop website.
This is an annual workshop organized since 2009 by scientists of University of Helsinki, Max-Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) and The University of Innsbruck.
The concept of the workshop is to combine a scientific part, in which each participant delivers a review on their topic with a group activity in which every participant is engaged. To this end we have selected to conduct the workshop at several huts located in the Alps, connected by hiking trails. Each day has approximately 6 hours of the workshop and 6 hours of hiking, during which the participants usually continue the discussion of the scientific topics and establish new collaborations. The no escape principle, and no contact to outside, possible during the workshop, are unique attributes of the conference and allow participants to concentrate entirely on the subject of the conference, which includes:
- Cosmology and surveys
- Physics of galaxy clusters
- Coevolution of galaxies and black holes
(Pictures taken during 2012 conference)
SOC: A. Finoguenov, C. Raeth, M. Haider, E. Egami, S. Schindler, N. Kaiser, C. Sarazin, J.-P. Kneib, M. Voit, M. Donahue, E. Komatsu
LOC: A. Finoguenov, C. Raeth, M. Haider, H. Höller, F. Pranger, A. Hiemer, E. Carpentier, D. Steinhauser
The participants are given the full instructions regarding their preparation, pack list, insurance coverage as well as risks of the workshop. For logistical reasons the participation in the conference is limited to 30 people. If you are interested in participation, please contact Alexis Finoguenov ( alexis dot finoguenov at helsinki dot fi ).
The dates of the workshop are June 24-28 2013.
The selected route goes through the Karwendel which offers
- an accessible main hike
- a parallel cycling route (a separate group is organized)
- a possibility to make optional black trail tours
Last minute changes dictated by the weather are possible. Typically, all the talks will be given, but not all the hikes can be done.
Plan B has been worked out and includes use of public transportation where needed. The route has multiple access and escape points.
The conference fee is 150 Euro and includes: Alpine insurance and Alpine membership, map of the area, reserved funds for fees related to unexpected changes of the route.
Deadline for registration: May 1 2013.
Participants are expected to bear the costs of travel to the first and from the last access points of the route.
Typically, participants join the groups starting from Munich or Innsbruck and led by one of the LOC.
Hiking and mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity. The hike descriptions provided by the conference organizers intended to help plan outings, but conference participants are wholly responsible for anticipating potential hazards and evaluating their physical ability to follow a particular hike. Hiking is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Hiking exposes you to risks. Risks are mitigated, but NOT eliminated by training and skill. Conference organizers, UoH, MPE and UoI assumes absolutely no responsibility, including but not limited to injury and loss due to use of information, or participating in activities related to the Alpine Cosmology Workshop.