The Infrared/X-ray Connection in Galaxy Evolution


Thanks to all the participants for a great meeting, all the talks stimulated plenty of discussion. All the presentations are available here and you see the twitter feed from the conference here (please follow us)!

Nick & Myrto

We believe it will be timely next summer to examine in detail the connection between star formation and black hole growth given the considerable amount of data that will be in hand. Chandra and XMM-Newton have provided a wealth of knowledge over the last decade on the evolution of active galactic nuclei whereas first results from Herschel, along with Spitzer, will have provided us with a census of star formation over a similar period of cosmic time.

The meeting will be held at UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics located at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) in the Surrey countryside south of London. MSSL is located in a former stately home with stunning views towards the south coast. Numbers attending will be limited to approximately 65 due to the size of the venue.

The conference will bring together leading experts from the fields of infrared and X-ray extragalactic astronomy, providing delegates with an overview of the key aspects of galaxy evolution as supplied by results from state-of-the-art surveys by XMM-Newton, Chandra and Spitzer. In addition, by July 2010, first results from Herschel will have become public, with a first opportunity for them to be presented in this conference.

Topics treated will include:

* The X-ray/Infrared star formation relation

* Ultraluminous X-ray starbursts

* Obscured AGN

* The starburst/AGN interplay

The poster may be downloaded here.

Nick Seymour & Myrto Symeonidis (on behalf of the LOC)

Any queries to IRX2010 at

Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London

12th-15th July 2010