Understanding the nature of the first cosmic sources is one of the key questions of Cosmology and Galaxy Formation. During the last years Cosmic Archaeology has opened the possibility to indirectly study these distant sources by catching their living fossils in the Local Universe. The aim of this conference is to discuss what we learnt (and what we can learn more) about the properties of the first stars, galaxies, and black holes by combining state-of-the-art numerical simulations, deep observations of high redshift sources, and the latest results from Cosmic Archaeology.

Scientific Organising Committee

Local Organising Committee

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands