DEX-XV: 15th Durham-Edinburgh eXtragalactic Workshop

Higgs Centre for Innovation, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh

Higgs Centre for Innovation, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh

Royal Observatory Blackford Hill EH9 3HJ Edinburgh United Kingdom

Recent Innovations in Theory and Observations

A new generation of instruments and powerful observatories (JWST, E-ELT, TMT, LSST, DESI, 4MOST, Euclid, eROSITA and ATHENA) is pushing the boundaries of what was previously impossible in extragalactic astronomy. In parallel, theoretical models (both analytical and simulations) are challenged to keep up with this pace and provide a foundation for interpreting these observations. The large amounts of data and computational resources currently available offer a unique opportunity to develop new innovative methods and approaches that will allow us to understand how we can use these new observations to constrain models and to define specific tests for models that will be of interest for observations.

Following the tradition of previous DEX workshops, DEX XV intends to bring together observers and theorists to discuss advances in modelling, simulation and observational techniques in extragalactic astronomy. This year we would like to invite colleagues from four institutes - Durham, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Lancaster - with the aim of fostering collaborations among our respective research groups.

Dates: 7th - 8th, January, 2019

Deadline: 26th November - Registration and abstract submission (closed)

Programme now available! Check it out here or dowload the pdf.

We expect all attendees to adhere to the University of Edinburgh code of conduct which can be found here.

Venue: Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh.

Organizers: The following people have been involved in the organisation of DEX XV:

        Chair: Jose Onorbe (Edinburgh)
        Yan-Chuan Cai (Edinburgh)
        Katarina Kraljic (Edinburgh)
        Teresita Suarez Noguez (Edinburgh)
        Bitten Gullberg (Durham)
        Peder Norberg (Durham)
        David Sobral (Lancaster)
        Anne-Marie Weijmans (St Andrews)


  • Adam Carnall
  • Alejandro Benitez-Llambay
  • Alex Hall
  • Alice Eltvedt
  • Amy Etherington
  • Andrea Incatasciato
  • Andrew Griffin
  • Andy Lawrence
  • Andy Taylor
  • Avery Meiksin
  • Behzad Ansarinejad
  • Ben Moews
  • Ben Morton
  • Benjamin Giblin
  • Bitten Gullberg
  • Bob Mann
  • Calvin Sykes
  • Catherine Heymans
  • Chieh-An Lin
  • Chris Davies
  • Chris Duckworth
  • Christoph Becker
  • Daniel Kynoch
  • David Copeland
  • David Rosario
  • Dylan Robson
  • Ellen Sirks
  • Fionagh Thomson
  • Fran Lane
  • Frederika Phipps
  • Gennaro Di Pietro
  • Giorgio Manzoni
  • Hongsheng Zhao
  • Isobel Hook
  • Jack Birkin
  • Jake Mitchell
  • James Nightingale
  • Jan Scholtz
  • Jessica Craig
  • Joao Calhau
  • Joaquín Armijo
  • John Stott
  • Jonathan Carrick
  • Jose Onorbe
  • Jose Sabater Montes
  • Joshua Borrow
  • Julie Wardlow
  • Katarina Kraljic
  • Keith Horne
  • Lara Sofia Gorgulho Alegre
  • Louise Welsh
  • Luke Butcher
  • Marika Asgari
  • Martin Ward
  • Mathilde Jauzac
  • Matteo Cataneo
  • Matthew Chan
  • Meng Yang
  • Natalia Vale Asari
  • Nicholas Amos
  • Nicholas Ross
  • Oliver Newton
  • Pauline Zarrouk
  • Phil Short
  • Philip Best
  • Qianjun Hang
  • Rachel Cochrane
  • Rajath Sathyaprakash
  • Richard Bielby
  • Rita Tojeiro
  • Robert Schuhmann
  • Rohit Kondapally
  • Romeel Dave
  • Sarah Appleby
  • Sasha Safonova
  • Sergio Santos
  • Shaun Cole
  • Shun Arai
  • Steven Gillman
  • Teresita Suarez Noguez
  • Tilman Troester
  • Tom Rose
  • Ugne Dudzeviciute
  • Vasiliy Demchenko
  • Vicky Fawcett
  • Vivienne Wild
  • William Collier