Galaxy Clusters in the Early Universe
Galaxy clusters at high redshifts provide important constraints on cosmological parameters such as the dark energy equation of state, the amplitude of the primordial power spectrum of density fluctuations from which structure on all scales arose, and the dominant type of dark matter in the universe. Moreover, high-redshift clusters also serve as unique laboratories for studying environmental influences on galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe.
This meeting aims at bringing together theoreticians and observational astronomers to review our progress on finding, studying and understanding galaxy clusters in the early Universe.
Sessions devoted to the following topics are anticipated: