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2022 Saas-Fee course

Jan 24, 2022

The 51th "Saas-Fee Advanced Course" of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA) will be held from 24 to 28 January 2022 in Saas-Fee, in the Swiss Alps. This course has taken place annually since 1971 and will be devoted in 2022 to:
Compact-Object Astrophysics in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy

Four distinguished lecturers that will cover the topics:

  1. Detection and analysis of gravitational wave data.( Prof. Samaya Nissanke)
  2. The astrophysical origin of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Ilya Mandel)
  3. Analysis and interpretation of multi-messenger campaigns of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Raffaella Margutti)
  4. Understanding electromagnetic signatures of coalescing double compact objects. (Prof. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz)

Formal lectures in the morning will be followed by interactive hands-on sessions in the evenings, A several-hour-long afternoon break is scheduled, when the participants are encouraged to do winter sports or simply interact with each other.

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions and other logistical aspects, the number of participants will be limited to approximately 60 people. The organizers will close inscriptions after reaching this limit.

Note that accommodation should be booked separately by each participant, see before 24 October 2021.

All details can be found on the school website: