The extragalactic background in the X-ray band has been the subject of intense study for over 30 years and is now largely resolved into distant galaxies and quasars. Recently a submm background has also been detected by COBE. SCUBA on the JCMT is currently making the first detailed surveys aiming to identify the sources making up this background.
The imminent launch of XMM, and the approval of the FIRST and Planck missions, will have a major impact on these studies, and have inspired us to organise a specialised workshop on the Extragalactic background and its implications for our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies and AGN.
Main workshop programme
Presentations and WWW publication
Registration and workshop dinner
List of registered participants
How to get here
Workshop organizers and contact information