Clusters Paris 2014 - Future Directions in Galaxy Cluster Surveys Paris - Salle Dussane, 23-27 June 2014



Clusters Paris 2014 

Future Directions in Galaxy Cluster Surveys

Paris - Salle Dussane, 23-27 June 2014



The stage is set for an exciting future in galaxy cluster science driven by a host of ambitious new survey and simulation projects.

The aim of this conference is to the promote critical exchange of ideas, where the advantages, limit and complementarities of different observing methods can be outlined, and where simulators, modelers and observers can efficiently define key research directions to fully exploit the rich present and future datasets.


The meeting will focus on:

  1. clusters as probes of cosmology and fundamental physics,
  2. the astrophysical interplay between the different baryonic components hosted by clusters, and the relation between baryonic and dark matter,
  3. discoveries from the recently identified distant cluster population lying at redshift one and beyond. 


Galaxy clusters are one of our most valuable laboratories for studying cosmology and structure formation. The space-time distribution of the cluster population is recognized as a powerful probe of the low redshift universe that, when combined with cosmic microwave background and other data, strongly constrain the standard cosmological model and its potential extensions.  High redshift clusters provide a window onto the mechanisms that transform the population of galaxies inhabiting dense environments. 

The entire baryon budget is visible in clusters, and by combining data from radio to X-ray frequencies we illuminate the mechanisms that govern the interplay between cold gas, stars and hot intergalactic plasma, providing important insights into the galaxy formation process.
At the same time, spectacular observations of gravitational lensing offer a unique means to weigh galaxy clusters and constrain the nature of dark matter.


These insights inform new generations of simulations, thereby driving increasingly positive feedback between theory and observation. 



January 20, 2014: Registration starts
February 15, 2014: Registration deadline; Abstract submission deadline
March 15, 2014: Assignment of poster/oral contributions
March 30, 2014: Deadline for payment early registration fee;
April 30, 2013: Deadline for payment registration fee



J. Bartlett (APC/JPL)

S. Borgani (INAF - U. Trieste)

E. Daddi (CEA)

G. De Lucia (INAF - Obs. Trieste)

P.-A. Duc (CEA)

A. Evrard (U. Michigan)

J.-P. Kneib (EPFL)

T. Kodama (NAOJ)

S. Mei (Chair, Obs. Paris - U. Paris 7)

N. Nesvadba (IAS)

L. Pentericci (INAF - Obs. Rome)

B. Poggianti (INAF - Obs. Padova)

M. Postman (STSCI)

P. Rosati (U. Ferrara)

A. von der Linden (DARK/KIPAC)



S. Mei (Obs. Paris - U. Paris 7)

B. Ascaso (Obs. Paris)

H. Dole (IAS - U. Paris 11)

F. Durret (IAP)

A. Evrard (IAP)

R. Gavazzi (IAP)

Pascale Hammes (Obs. Paris)

M. Huertas-Company (Obs. Paris - U. Paris 7)

Sabine Kimmel (Obs. Paris)

R. Licitra (Obs. Paris)

N. Martinet (IAP)

A. Raichoor (Obs. Paris)

Sylvestre Taburet (Obs. Paris)

Stephane Thomas (Obs. Paris) | E-mail: