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New frontiers for Galaxy Clusters:

The CLASH-VLT meeting

The conference will be held at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Naples, Italy, October 1-3, 2014

The VLT-ESO Large Programme "Dark Matter Mass Distribution of Clusters Hubble Treasury and the Foundations of ΛCDM Structure Formation Models", with the VIMOS spectrograph, is approaching completion. A wealth of spectroscopic data on 13 galaxy clusters of the Hubble Multicycle Treasury Program CLASH, is becoming available to address a wide range of outstanding issues, in synergy with a very rich multi-wavelength/multi-observatory data set (HST, Subaru, LBT, Chandra, XMM, Spitzer, Hershel, VLA).

The aim of the workshop is:

  • 1. to review the status of the data processing and archiving of science ready data products;
  • 2. to report on recent results and on-going work;
  • 3. to identify all possible avenues for a full exploitation of the CLASH-VLT imaging/spectroscopic data set;
  • 4. to coordinate the activities of various working groups;
  • 5. to plan publications and follow-up activities for at least the next year.

The Organization Committee cordially invites you to submit contributed talks. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 15th 2014.

The registration fee is 60€ (50€ for students), including the cost of the social dinner. Participants can pay the fee via bank transfer, or cash directly upon arrival at the registration desk.
During the meeting three lunches will be organized at the observatory of Capodimonte. The cost of each lunch is included in the registration fee. Please indicate in the registration form if you opt for would lunches at the Observatory.

Please send your input by September 15th, in order to provide the final schedule on late September.

The official CLASH-VLT website is located at

If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact the the CLASH-VLT organization commettee