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It will be 100 years since the birth of Yakov Zeldovich, whose seminal work paved the way towards a theoretical understanding of the complex weblike patterns that have been observed in our Universe.


Impressive progress of observational studies, of modelling and simulations and of analytical work has led to revolutionary new insights into the structure and emergence of the Cosmic Web. With the coming years marked by major observational developments - in terms of large new telescopes, instruments and corresponding versatile surveys - and with the continuing growth of computational resources, the window will be opened towards understanding the dynamics and observing the evolution of cosmic structure.


The symposium will focus on the subject of the structure, constituents, properties, dynamics and analysis of the cosmic web in the large-scale cosmic matter and galaxy distribution. The symposium will synthesize the insights obtained from many different observational and theoretical studies and set out the lines for the major upcoming scientific programs that will not only extend our view over a far larger fraction of the visible Universe but also allow the systematic investigation of the evolution of cosmic structure.



Keynote speakers:

J. Einasto, S. Shandarin, R. Sunyaev, J.R. Bond, J. Peacock, C.S. Frenk, B.J.T. Jones, L. Guzzo, A. Nusser, Y. Mellier,
R. van de Weygaert, F. Kitaura, B. Tully, M. Davis, O. Hahn, A. Meiksin, C. Pichon, J. Bland-Hawthorn, J. Lee, N. Kaiser, A. Starobinsky


  • Sergei Shandarin – University of Kansas, USA
  • Rien van de Weygaert -Kapteyn Astron Instit, Univ of Groningen, NL
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn - Australian Astron. Observatory, Australia
  • Dick Bond - CITA, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jaan Einasto - University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Pirin Erdogdu - University College, London, UK
  • Carlos Frenk – Instit. for Computat. Cosmology, Durham Univ., UK
  • Tom Jarrett - University of Cape Town, South-Africa
  • Bernard Jones - Kapteyn Astron. Instit., Univ. of Groningen, NL
  • Igor Karachentsev - Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia
  • Jounghun Lee - Seoul National University, Korea
  • Adi Nusser - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Nelson Padilla - Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile
  • Varun Sahni - IUCAA, India
  • Rashid Sunyaev - Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Germany
  • Alexei Starobinsky - Landau Instit. for Theoretical Physics, Russia
  • Alex Szalay - The Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Yipeng Jing - Shanghai Jiaotong University, China



  • Enn Saar - Tartu Observatory, Estonia
  • Antti Tamm - Tartu Observatory, Estonia
  • Elmo Tempel - Tartu Observatory, Estonia
  • Jaan Einasto - Tartu Observatory, Estonia
  • Tiia Lillemaa - Tartu Observatory, Estonia


Tallinn University

Tallinn University is the third-largest institution of higher education in Estonia.

The Tallinn University Conference Centre is located in the centre of Tallinn, near Kadriorg Park and the harbour. Address: Narva Str 29, Tallinn.  Read more ...