The ground-breaking results from the HST, Spitzer, Herschel, ALMA, VLT/MUSE and the advent of new instrumental capabilities tracing visible and invisible Universe, including JWST, SKA, etc., have opened a new era to address key questions related to the formation and evolution of galaxies. Stars, as the most fundamental building blocks of galaxies, are formed in clouds of gas and dust in the interstellar medium (ISM) and, during their lives, they ionize the gas and enrich the ISM with heavy elements, relativistic particles, and magnetic fields all of which can affect the formation of next stars, change the energy balance, kinematics, and structure/evolutionary path of galaxies. Similarly, super massive black holes and AGNs can provide huge energy and momentum affecting the gas needed to form stars and have important role in evolution of their host galaxies. According to the galaxy evolution models, gas accretion through tidal interaction, or from cosmic filaments, is necessary to maintain star formation, spiral and bar structure, and to drive gas towards galaxy centres triggering starbursts and AGNs. This workshop aims to review the interplay between the gas and star formation/AGN, and discuss the key parameters regulating the evolution of galaxies.
The main themes of this meeting are:
- Gas Content and Kinematics in Galaxies and Circumgalactic Medium
- Star Formation and Quenching
- AGN and Stellar Feedback
- Energy Balance in Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium