January 28, 2018 to February 3, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

The 48th "Saas-Fee Advanced Course" of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA) will be held from Sunday, 28 January to Saturday, 3 February 2018 in Saas-Fee, in the Swiss Alps. This course has taken place annually since 1971 and will be devoted in 2018 to:

Black hole formation and growth

The advanced Course will review the state of knowledge, open questions and forecasts and will cover the following topics: Foundation of Gravity, early Universe, primordial black-holes, black holes at all scales, black-hole merging and gravitational waves, black-hole accretion and feedback, black hole growth on cosmological time scales.

These lectures will be given in English by three experts:

  • Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
  • Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)

The lectures will be held in the morning and in the late afternoon leaving free time for informal discussions, studies, and outdoor activities (skiing) in the afternoons. The course is intended mainly for post graduate, PhD students, astronomers and physicists who wish to broaden their knowledge. The lecture notes will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Saas-Fee lecture series.


Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy      
University of Geneva   University of Zurich
Société Académique de Genève      
Hotel Allalin, lectures in FerienArt hotel, welcome and concert in Steinmatte
Dorfweg 1, 3906 Saas-Fee, Switzerland