European Research and Training Network

Multi-wavelength Analysis of Galaxy Populations




MAGPOP Virtual Observatory Workshop - Budapest, Hungary, 2005. April 25-26

Minutes: html / doc

The goal of this worksop is to bring together all people from MAGPOP participating institutes, who are interested in using the emerging VO technology. Fortunately we have very good VO experts among us who are leading this world wide effort. The planned programme has two main points:


I. Population Synthesis

a. Presentation layer of data
- how to present an interface to the world
- the Spectro/Filter/SED database
b. How to work together with multiple codes and libraries
c. How to fit the models to data
- what fitting function
- what preprocessing (smoothing, hi-pass filters, conv)
- how to put this into a generic framework
d. What new functionality is needed to connect a-b-c

II. Clustering and Photoz studies
(Blaizot,Budavari,Csabai,Kauffmann, Szalay, WangLan)

a. What datasets (Galex, SDSS)
b. what photoz (summary of exisiting techniques)
c. what projects (DE, xcorr, bumps, Xcorr as a function of mass etc)
d. compare to simulations

III. Simulated Catalogs of Halos and Galaxies: theMillennium Run as a testbed for the VO

a. setting up a SDSS-like query environment for simulations
- what is abundance of a certain object at a given redshift
- find all objects within 2 Mpc of the center of a rich


Monday, April 25th

9:30-9:45 Opening
9:45-11:15 Plenary discussion of topics
11:15-11:45 Coffe break
11:45-13:00 Plenary discussion of topics
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Topic 1. in depth discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffe break
16:30-18:00 Topic 1. in depth discussion
18:30- Workshop Dinner

Tuesday, April 26th

9:30-11:15 Topic 2. in depth discussion
11:15-11:45 Coffe break
11:45-13:00 Topic 2. in depth discussion
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Topic 3. in depth discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffe break
16:30-18:00 Topic 3. in depth discussion
18:00 Closing
Evening free

Workshop site


Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Studies
Szentháromság u. 2
H-1014 Budapest
Tel: +36 1 224 8300
Fax: +36 1 224 8310



H-1011 Budapest, Apor Peter utca 3.
Phone: 0036 1 224-0999  *  Fax: 0036 1 224-0990
Email: carltonhotel@axelero.hu 




Name Arrival Departure Hotel
Jeremy Blaizot 24/04 27/04  
Sandro Bressan 24/04 26/04 24,25,26
Tamas Budavari     no
Stephane Charlot 25/04 25/04 no
Istvan Csabai local local no
Laszlo Dobos local local no
Zsolt Frei local local no
Eric Hayashi 24/04 27/04  
Guinevere Kauffmann 24/04 27/04  
Gerard Lemson 24/04 27/04  
Gao Liang 24/04 27/04  
Reynier Peletier 24/04 26/04 24,25
Norbert Purger local local no
Alex Szalay     no
Lan Wang 24/04 27/04  


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