A workshop dedicated to the Theoretical Virtual Observatory will take place at IAP on April 5-6th.
The goal is to bring together experts of the Virtual Observatory and theoreticians who would like to make results of their simulations (e.g. databases or catalogs) or numerical codes available to the worldwild astronomical community.
The HORIZON Project has the goal to gather several research teams in different institutes. The scientific objective is specifically oriented on galaxy formation in a cosmological frame. The HORIZON Project has not the vocation to cover exhaustively all research themes in the two domains of Galaxies and Cosmology. Its transverse and federative nature will however allow to develop in a few years high-level competences in parallel and distributed (GRID) computing, in data bases of virtual observations, as well as in applied mathematics, and build in the same time a strong theoretical knowledge in astrophysics.
The main objectives are: