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Arcetri hosts the fifth edition of the Galaxy Evolution and Environment conference series

The "Galaxy Evolution and Environment" (GEE) is a series of conferences that aims to bring together the astronomical community in Italy working in this field to share updates and highlights from ongoing projects and stimulate new ideas and collaborative efforts. This tradition started in 2009 in Bologna and has been repeated every two years (Milano, Padova, Naples).

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The fifth edition of GEE has been co-organized by Stefano Zibetti and Anna Gallazzi from the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory together with Bianca Poggianti (Padova Astronomical Observatory) and Angela Iovino (Brera Astronomical Observatory), the two lead organizers of the GEE series. The GEE5 meeting has been funded by INAF and by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory and hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Florence at the "Garbasso" historical building on the Arcetri hill.

The meeting has seen the participation of about 60 astronomers working in Italy and a few coming from abroad, with a significant contribution by PhD students and young researchers.  The program of the GEE5 aimed at discussing recent advances and ongoing efforts on galaxy evolution and environment from the joint perspectives of observations and of simulations and theory. The topics of the various sessions covered: the evolution of galaxy populations in clusters and in the field, the gas and dust in nearby and high-redshift galaxies as tracers of star formation and feedback, clusters and BCGs and their redshift evolution. Several people from the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory gave talks on each of these topics: Anna Gallazzi, Stefano Zibetti, Leslie Hunt, Simone Bianchi, Mirko Curti, Giovanni Cresci, Matilde Mingozzi, Giacomo Venturi and Paolo Tozzi. Infos and presentations are available online at the GEE5 webpage.