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Since the first systematic studies of Galaxy Clusters in the early 20th century, these systems have played a key role in understanding our Universe, from Cosmology to the physics of their components and the interaction among them.

In this meeting we aim to gather the researchers of the Spanish community (i.e: spanish scientist or affiliated to Spain based institutions or in close collaboration with those) working in this area to address the main topics in the field:

  • Physics of Galaxy Clusters: Mass, baryonic and non baryonic components, intracluster medium, lensing...
  • Influence of the environment on the cluster members: Morphology, star formation rates, AGN fraction, luminosity functions...
  • Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters: Scaling relations, dark matter, simulations...
  • Observational challenges. Perspectives from future surveys.

The meeting will be structured in four sessions consisting in short oral presentations followed by an open discussion.

There is no registration fee for the attendees. Lunches will be at the participants' own expense, including the social dinner (to be held on the 7th November).

Important Dates

  • Registration and abstract submission open: 6th of May 2019.
  • Abstract submission deadline: 13th of September 2019.
  • Scientific program announcement: 27th of September 2019.
  • Registration deadline: 7th of October 2019.
  • Conference: 7th and 8th of November, 2019.


Ricardo Pérez Martínez ISDEFE for ESA (Co-chair)
Ana María Pérez García, CAB/CSIC-INTA (Co-chair)
Bruno Altieri, ESA/ESAC
África Castillo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Diego Herranz, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) / Universidad de Cantabria (UNICAN)
Jorge Iglesias, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) / CSIC
Jairo Méndez Abreu, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
Leo Metcalfe, ESA/ESAC


Ricardo Pérez Martínez ISDEFE for ESA (Co-chair)
Ana María Pérez García, CAB/CSIC-INTA (Co-chair)
Bruno Altieri, ESA/ESAC
Lindsay Old, ESA/ESAC
Alice Pérez, CAB/CSIC-INTA University of Leeds.
Carlos Rodrigo, CAB/CSIC-INTA