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48th Saas-Fee course: Black hole formation and growth

Europe/Zurich
Hotel Allalin, lectures in FerienArt hotel, welcome and concert in Steinmatte (Saas-Fee)

Hotel Allalin, lectures in FerienArt hotel, welcome and concert in Steinmatte

Saas-Fee

Dorfweg 1, 3906 Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Philippe Jetzer (University of Zurich) , Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich) , Nicolas Produit (ISDC/unige) , Roland Walter (University of Geneva)
Description

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.

Sponsors:

Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy      
University of Geneva   University of Zurich
         
Société Académique de Genève      
         
Organized by

Roland Walter & Nicolas Produit (Uni Geneva)
Philippe Jetzer & Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)

Participants
  • Alberto Remesal Oliva
  • Alessandro Lupi
  • Alisa Galishnikova
  • Allison Man
  • Anagha Raj
  • Andrea Gokus
  • Andrew King
  • Angelo Ricarte
  • Augusto Rafael Carvalho de Sousa
  • Branislav Avramov
  • Carolina Silva
  • Charlotte Ward
  • Chin-Ping Hu
  • Christian Faber
  • Christian Sahlholdt
  • Christos Panagiotou
  • Claudio Gorgoni
  • Cyril Martin Alispach
  • Daniel Blixt
  • Daniele Spinoso
  • Darius Ancius
  • David izquierdo Villalba
  • Diego Santana
  • Dolunay Kocak
  • Donna Rodgers-Lee
  • Edwige Pezzulli
  • Egor Novoselov
  • Elen Golightly
  • Emmanuel Ríos López
  • Erlin Qiao
  • Fabio Cafardo
  • Floriane Cangemi
  • Garreth Martin
  • Gergely Máthé
  • Germano Nardini
  • Gihan Weerasekara
  • Giulio Francesco Aldi
  • Gohar Dashyan
  • Gustavo Soares
  • Hai-Bo Yu
  • Hora Mishra
  • Hugo Pfister
  • Hui Sun
  • Hyunwook Ro
  • Ivan Almeida
  • Jean Patrick Rauer
  • Jenna Cann
  • jianfeng Su
  • Joanna Ramasawmy
  • Jorge Martínez Palomera
  • Jose Manuel Ramirez
  • Joseph Fernandez
  • July Thomas
  • Junyao Li
  • Karl-Andreas Luik
  • Kazuyuki Sugimura
  • Lana Ceraj
  • Lionel Haemmerlé
  • Lionel Philippoz
  • Loïc Hausammann
  • Luciano del Valle
  • Lucio Mayer
  • Lucy McNeill
  • Manuel Hohmann
  • Marcin Marculewicz
  • Marek Nikolajuk
  • Maria Haney
  • Marija Anciuviene
  • Martin Millon
  • Martine Anne Logossou-Jacot
  • Marzena Śniegowska
  • Matteo Balbo
  • Maxime Trebitsch
  • Maya Alberta Horton
  • Merlin Kole
  • Mohammadreza Ayromlou
  • Nan Ding
  • Nazma Islam
  • Neda Meshksar
  • Neil Cornish
  • Nicolas Produit
  • Ondřej Zelenka
  • Onur Catmabacak
  • Oscar Arandes Tejerina
  • Paulo Montero Camacho
  • Pedro Capelo
  • Peter Englmaier
  • Philippe Jetzer
  • Pierre North
  • Rafael Souza Lima
  • Raniere Menezes
  • Riccardo Nanni
  • Robbert Verbeke
  • Robert Wissing
  • Roland Walter
  • Rosemary Mardling
  • Ryan Pfeifle
  • Salvatore Cielo
  • Sebastian Bustamante
  • Sophie Schrøder
  • Stergios Amarantidis
  • Sundar M N
  • Tancredi Bernasconi
  • Theresa Falkendal
  • Tim Hewlett
  • Tingting Liu
  • Tiziana Di Matteo
  • Tomas Tamfal
  • Tomoyasu Hayakawa
  • Tuğçe İÇLİ
  • Ulrich Steinwandel
  • Valentin Mauerhofer
  • Victor Marian
  • Vitalii Sliusar
  • Xiao Fang
  • Yannick Boetzel
  • Yassine Boukhari
  • Yongquan Xue
  • Ákos Szölgyén
    • 6:00 PM 7:45 PM
      Registration Steinmatte

      Steinmatte

    • 6:45 PM 7:45 PM
      Welcome Drink Steinmatte

      Steinmatte

    • 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 7:45 AM 8:15 AM
      Registration Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 8:30 AM 8:40 AM
      Introduction Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: Foundations of general relativity and black-holes Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Primordial black holes Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM
      Lectures: How do black holes accrete, accretion yields, importance of feedback, SMBH and galaxies Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
      Lectures: The physics of gravitational waves Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 6:10 PM 7:00 PM
      Lectures: BH and their role in re-ionization Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: Accretion discs, Eddington limit Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Interferometric gravitational wave detectors, ground, space and pulsar timing Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM
      Lectures: The first quasars Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
      Lectures: Binaries and transients Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 6:10 PM 7:00 PM
      Lectures: Interferometric gravitational wave detectors, ground, space and pulsar timing Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: The growth of the BH mass function, BH merger rates Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Spin evolution of SMBH, limits to growth Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM
      Lectures: Interferometric gravitational wave detectors, ground, space and pulsar timing Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
      Lectures: The peak of the quasar phase in galaxies, the dormant, massive BH population Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 6:10 PM 7:00 PM
      Lectures: Super-Eddington accretion, winds and interaction with surroundings, M - sigma relation Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 8:00 PM 11:50 PM
      Dinner: Gala + concert Vouipe Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: Gravitational wave signals from binary systems Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Quasars and Cosmology/large scale structure Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM
      Lectures: Episodic nature of feedback Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
      Lectures: Quasars LFs and clustering, AGN feedback and its effects on DM power spectrum Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 9:00 PM 10:30 PM
      Concert: Moncef Genoud Steinmatte

      Steinmatte

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: Gravitational wave data analysis Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Transition to energy-driven outflow, large-scale outflows Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Coffee break Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

    • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM
      Lectures: Cosmological Simulations of Structure formation: galaxies and BHs in large volumes Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
      Lectures: Gravitational wave data analysis Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 6:10 PM 7:00 PM
      Lectures: Feedback effects on star formation, SMBH - bulge mass relation, radiation feedback Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner Hotel Allalin

      Hotel Allalin

    • 8:40 AM 9:30 AM
      Lectures: Astrophysical rate and population constraints Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Neil Cornish (Montana State University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:20 AM
      Lectures: Open problems Conference Hall

      Conference Hall

      Convener: Prof. Andrew King (University of Leicester)
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Conclusions Conference Hall

      Conference Hall