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Welcome! Bienvenido!

Welcome to the 2024 Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop homepage!

This year's Galaxy Workshop will be held July 29-August 2, 2024, in the Simularium, room 180 in the Engineering 2 Building. Collaborators are also encouraged to attend the week before and/or the week after for a less formal workshop, with organized sessions during July 24-26 and August 5-7.


Note that the registration form is now live, and can be accessed in the Registration tab. If you are planning to attend, please fill out the form as soon as possible, even if you have already been in contact with the organizers about your attendance.

LOC: Colin DeGraf, Avishai Dekel, Joel Primack (chair); Margaret Wuerth, Laura Bakken, Benjamin Tufeld (staff)

SOC: Peter Behroozi, Colin DeGraf, Avishai Dekel (chair), Sandy Faber, David Koo, Daisuke Nagai, Joel Primack

Click here to visit the 2023 Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop Website.



If you have ordered a parking permit during registration, it can be picked up at the Core West parking lot on Monday, July 29.

Covid Testing

If you are traveling internationally and you need a Covid test for your return, or would like a covid test for any other reason, you can find information about testing sites and test options at:

Housing and Transportation


No housing will be available on campus this summer. We recommend that if you plan to attend the conference, you arrange for lodging early. Although hotel policies vary, at the time you make your reservations you should ask if there is a UCSC rate.

Airport shuttles
Shuttle services from the airport to campus or to your lodging are available for a fee:

Public transport
Public transportation options to, from, and around Santa Cruz can be done through the Santa Cruz Metro.

Local Lodging Options

Although hotel policies vary, at the time you make your reservations you should ask if there is a discounted UCSC rate.

If you will be staying an additional week for collaboration, either before or after the workshop, you may want to try the following suggestions for a bit longer term and possibly less expensive housing:

  • Craigslist - Shows housing for rent in many areas

In addition we have a listing from Academic HR, which contains many housing options for extended stays, typically in faculty/UCSC employee houses. This list is available upon request.

Other Useful Information

Avishai Dekel (avishai.dekel@mail.huji.ac.il)
Joel Primack (joel@ucsc.edu)
Colin DeGraf (cdegraf@truman.edu)

Hello workshop participants,

The Galaxy Workshop is fast approaching! This year's workshop will take place from July 29 - August 2, and will consist of a combination of talks and time for collaborative discussion/interaction


The Registration form is now live. Please fill out the registration at https://ucsc.irisregistration.com/Form/galaxy2024 as soon as possible.

To ensure that we have everyone's information, please make sure you have submitted the registration by July 1st. If you have any questions, or if there are any issues, please contact the organizers.

12th AGORA Workshop

AGORA is an international collaboration to run and compare high-resolution hydrodynamic zoom-in galaxy simulations. Visit the AGORA Project website: http://www.agorasimulations.org/.

This year AGORA had its first successful regional mini-workshop in Seoul and identified topics and leaders for the next batch of AGORA papers. Partly for this reason, we will not follow the long tradition of holding the Saturday AGORA workshop immediately after the annual Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop. Instead, the AGORA Collaboration will hold an extended online workshop on the ongoing sub-projects on Thursday, August 8 (PDT). In order to accommodate our participants from across the globe, we are planning a 3-hour Zoom telecon tentatively scheduled at 16:00-19:00 PDT (that's 19:00-22:00 EDT, and on August 9 01:00-04:00 CEST, 08:00-11:00 JST/KST). The discussion agenda and Zoom meeting information will be distributed to AGORA Collaboration members.

If you are interested in attending or would like further details, please contact the AGORA Project Coordinator (santacruzgalaxy@gmail.com). More information about the Project and the 12th AGORA Workshop can be found on the AGORA Workshop website (AGORA Workshop website).

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact the organizers:

Avishai Dekel (avishai.dekel@mail.huji.ac.il)
Joel Primack (joel@ucsc.edu)
Colin DeGraf (cdegraf@truman.edu)

For questions regarding the associated AGORA Project, please contact the AGORA Project Coordinator: