Granada Workshop on High Redshift Radio Galaxies

18-20 April 2005

Thank you everybody for enjoying the meeting !

Have a look at the pictures

... and do not forget to submit your contribution !

Poster of the Workshop

Workshop description

Leiden Observatory has organized for several years a number of informal workshops on high redshift radio galaxies (HzRG) that have been very successful. Next one will be held here, at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía in Granada (Spain) on 18, 19, 20 April 2005. It will be spring time, a very beautiful season in the area, before the intense summer heat strikes.

In April 2005 it will be almost two years since the last Leiden Workshop (June 2003) on Emission Line Halos around HzRG and about two and a half years since the last big Leiden Workshop covering a broader range of topics (Nov 2002). Since then a lot has happened in the field and there are many new interesting results to present and discuss.

Although the workshop will be focussed specially on HzRG, we will cover a broader range of topics (also at lower redshift) which have direct impact on our understanding of HzRG. The workshop is intended to be very informal and with plenty of time for discussion.


The  maximum number of attendants will be ~50. You can find the list of participants here.


The program is shown on the table below. In order to have enough time at the end of each day for scientific discussion, the invited talks will be 25+5 minutes and the normal talks will be 15+5 minutes. The abstracts are here.

Final program
(invited speakers in red)

Monday 18th April
Morning sesion
Chairman: Robert Fosbury
Welcome by José Carlos del Toro, Director of the IAA
9:50-10:00 Opening Montse Villar-Martín (IAA-CSIC)
Dust and cold gas in high redshift radio galaxies
10:00-10:30 Dust and cold gas in high redshift radio galaxies Carlos de Breuck (ESO, Garching)
10:30-11:00 Neutral hydrogen: results from nearby, importance for far away Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON, Dwingeloo)
11:00-11:20 Evolution of mass, star formation and dust in distant radio sources: consequences on models of radio galaxy formation Brigitte Rocca-Volmerange (Inst. d'Astrophysique de Paris)
11:20-11:40 Coffee break
Origin of radio galaxies investigated with HI observations and optical spectroscopy Bjorn Emonts (ASTRON, Dwingeloo)
The absorbing haloes around high-z radio galaxies and Ly-alpha blobs Richard Wilman (U. Durham, UK)
Outflows and shocks in compact radio sources. Joanna Holt (U. Sheffield, UK)
Dust and the UV energy distribution of quasars Luc Binette (UNAM-Mexico)
AGN or starburst powered? Untangling the pan-spectral SEDs of HzRGs and sub-mm galaxies Mike Dopita (Mount Stromlo Obs.)
13:20-15:30 Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chairman: Steve Rawlings
Star formation in high redshift radio galaxies
15:30-16:00 The relation between mergers and AGN activity. Results from radio galaxy studies Rosa González Delgado (IAA-CSIC)
Spitzer observations of high-redshift radio galaxies Daniel Stern (JPL, Caltech)
16:30-16:50 Coffee break
Decoupling the host and nuclear spectra in type I AGNs using IFS: an application on radio galaxies
Sebastián Sánchez (Centro Hispano Alemán Calar Alto)
17:10-17:30 9C1503+4528: Star formation, triggering, shocks... ... and just about everything else Katherine Inskip (U. Sheffield, UK)

17:30 -18:30 Discussion.
Chairman: Robert Fosbury

Tuesday 19th April
Morning session
Chairman: Brigitte Rocca-Volmerange
Ionized gas in high redshift radio galaxies
9:30-10:00 High redshift Ly-a halos Wil van Breugel (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
10:00-10:30 The impact of the activity on the host galaxies of powerful radio galaxies Clive Tadhunter (U. Sheffield, UK)
10:30-10:50 Giant nebulae in HzRG. Montse Villar-Martín (IAA, CSIC)
10:50-11:10 Extended Ly_a halos at z~2.5 radio loud QSO Fernando E. Barrio Madias (Uni. Oxford)
11:10-11:30 Coffee break
The environment of high redshift radio galaxies
11:30-12:00 X-ray studies of high redshift radio galaxies. Review Carolin Crawford (Inst. of Astronomy, U. Cambridge)
12:00-12:30 Protoclusters associated with distant radio galaxies Bram Venemans (Leiden Observatory)
12:30-12:50 Lyman break galaxies in HzRG protoclusters Roderik Overzier (Leiden Observatory)
12:50-13:10 350um SHARC-II observations of high-z radio galaxies Thomas Greve (IfA, U. Edinburgh)
13:10-13:30 The evolution of the black-hole/bulge relation in massive galaxies Ross McLure (ROE)
13:30-15:30 Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chairman: Luc Binette
Physics of jets and the interaction with the ambient medium
15:30-16:00 X-ray and radio emission in radio galaxies and the disk-jet connection. Alan Marscher (U. Boston, USA)
16:00-16:20 The jet in the radio galaxy 3C120 Jose Luis Gómez (IAA-CSIC)
16:20-16:40 Coffee break
16:40-17:00 A correlation between Lorentz factor and intrinsic luminosity in compact radio jets Marshall Cohen (CalTech)
17:00-17:20 The X-ray and radio jets of quasars on kiloparsec scales Svetlana Jorstad (U. Boston/U. St. Petersburg)
17:20 - 18:30 Discussion.
Chairman: TBC

Wednesday 20th April
Morning session
Starting at 9:00 !!!
Chairman: Mike Dopita
Physics of jets and the interaction with the ambient medium (Cont.)
9:00-9:30 Evolutionary models of FRII radio galaxies Geoff Bicknell (Mount Stromlo Observatory)
9:30-9:50 Spitzer spectroscopy of 3C radio galaxies and quasars Patrick Ogle (Spitzer Science Center, USA)
9:50-10:10 High resolution radio observations of HzRGs Miguel Pérez Torres (IAA-CSIC)
Results from surveys
Results from surveys. Matt Jarvis (U. Oxford, UK)
10:40-11:00 Radio galaxies in the Spitzer First Look Survey - clues to finding the type II QSO population
Mark Lacy (Spitzer Science Center, USA)
11:00-11:20 High redshift radio galaxies from 74 MHz surveys
Aaron Cohen (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
11:20-11:40 Coffee break
11:40-12:00 The type II QSO population Alejo Martínez Sansigre (U. Oxford)
12:00-12:20 Radio observations of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field Chris Simpson (U. Durham, UK)
12:20-12:40 The evolution of the radio luminosity function: results from the CENSORS survey Mairi Brookes (ROE)
12:40-13:00 AGN in deep radio/X-ray surveys: Hunting the earliest massive galaxies Nick Seymour (Spitzer Science Center)
13:00-13:20 The TOOT survey Eleni Vardoulaki (U. Oxford)
13:20-15:30 Lunch break
Afternoon session
Chairman: Matt Jarvis
15:30-16:00 Key science projects of the SKA. Steve Rawlings (U. Oxford, UK)
16:00-16:30 Putting everything together: Closing address Huub Rottgering (Leiden Observatory)
16:30-16:50 Coffee break
16:50 - Onwards. Discussion.
Chairman: Steve Rawlings

Conference dinner at Mirador de Morayma..

Registration fee

No registration fee will be charged.


There will be no poster session.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published in the January or February 2006 volume of Astronomical Notes or Astronomische Nachrichten. All the final manuscripts have to be in the editorial office by ~end September. The papers will be refereed by us. In order to have enough time for this, the deadline to send us your contribution will be end July. This will also give some time for possible necessary interactions with you about your paper. You can find the instrucions for authors and the necessary style files at the AN home page.

Conference dinner (Wednesday)

A conference dinner will be organized at the restaurant Mirador de Morayma. on Wednesday 20th April. In the heart of the Albaicin district, with very nice views to the Alhambra and the city. A bus will pick people up from the hotels to go to the Albaicin District. The bus will stop first at 20:00 at Hotel Corona and then at 20:15 at Navas Hotel. We will cover the dinner expenses, except for the non registered people.

Accomodation and booking hotels

In order to facilitate the accomodation of participants, we have pre-booked a number of rooms at two hotels:

C) Pedro Alarcon, n. 10 (+34 958 52 12 50)

* Double room: 80 euros
* Single room: 65 euros

C) Navas , 22 (+34 958 225959)

* Double room: 69 euros
* Single room: 58 euros

All prices include breakfast.

Both hotels are at 20 - 25 minutes walking to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (see map). If you choose one of these hotels, you will have to book your accomodation by yourself contacting Mr. Francisco Cordon, either by e-mail, fax or telephone:

* e-mail:
* Fax: +34 958 222 814
* Tel: +34 902 225 575

Notice that the deadline for hotel reservation is March 30th, 2005
. Beyond this date, bookings can only be made on an individual basis and at the prices applicable at that time.

Coming to Granada

Granada has an airport, so you might be able to fly directly here (or via Madrid) from your country. You might find however, cheaper flights to Malaga, which is at ~2 hours by bus and ~1.5 hours by car (forever by train). For people flying from UK, Ryanair could be a cheap option since they will fly from London Stansted to Granada from February the 5th.

If you do the Malaga-Granada trip by bus, there are frequent city buses (every ~15-20 minutes) from Malaga airport to the main bus station in Malaga, where you should get the bus to Granada. These buses run every hour and are quite good. If you come by car, see next section.

Reaching the IAA

To reach the IAA you have several options. If you arrive in Granada...

* By Plane: Take a taxi to the IAA or your hotel directly. There are some buses from the aiport to Granada, but they are not syncronous with the planes.

* By Train: When you arrive at the train station, ask for Av. de la Constitución and take bus number 11 (direction Puerta Real). This bus has a bus stop in front of the IAA.

* By Bus: When you arrive at the bus station, take bus number 10 to Av. de America. The last stop is near Av. Primavera, quite close to the IAA (see map).

* By Car: See maps.

The building in the small circle is the IAA

For further information, please, contact Montse Villar-Martín (

Looking forward to seeing you in Granada

 Montse Villar-Martín 
 Jose Luis Gómez  
 Rosa González Delgado   
 Enrique Pérez  
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
 Camino Bajo de Huetor, 50
 Granada, Spain
 Tel. +34 958 121311
 Fax +34 958 814530


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