Galaxy evolution:

from cosmic dawn to the Milky Way

with the ESA Euclid mission

and ESO telescopes


21-24 SEPTember 2020

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)

ESA, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain




Euclid is a high profile ESA mission to be launched mid 2022 aimed at characterizing with unprecedented accuracy the properties of Dark Energy by mapping the evolution of the large-scale structures of the Universe over the past 10 billions years.

In addition to the primary cosmology science case, Euclid will have a major impact on our understanding of galaxy formation, from cosmic dawn to the present time. Over 15000 square degrees Euclid will provide the equivalent of SDSS-quality images of redshift 0.1 galaxies out to redshift 0.7, as well as near-IR imaging and slitless spectroscopy of a quality impossible to achieve from the ground. In addition 42 square degrees of deep field data will be obtained

Realizing the full potential of these programmes requires, however, follow-up spectroscopic observations of the photometrically selected samples.

The workshop will address ESA/ESO synergies for studying :
    1.    high-redshift objects in the wide-and deep Euclid surveys
    2.    evolution of galaxies and their nuclear black holes at intermediate redshifts
    3.    galaxies in the local universe.

Our intended outcome is to position European astronomers to profit optimally from the Euclid legacy.