Courses and material

This is the list of all Saas-Fee courses organised by the SSAA since 1971. For recent courses we also provide links to the original webpage and to available course material. The lecture notes are published by Springer since 1990 in their Saas-Fee series. Earlier volumes, if available, can be ordered at the Geneva Observatory.

The 50th Saas-Fee course has been selected during the last GA on the subject: ‘Astronomy in the era of big data’.

YEAR TITLE SPEAKERS
Course
page
Course material (presentations, lecture notes, video) Book with lecture notes
2020 Astronomy in the Era of Big Data Suzanne Aigrain, Roberto Trotta, Marc Huertas-Company
course page
course cancelled due to COVID-19
2019 The Milky Way in the Gaia era James Binney, Jason Sanders, Rosine Lallement, Justin Read
course page, videos
2018 Black hole formation and growth Tiziana Di Matteo, Neil Cornish, Andrew King
course page
2017 Supernovae: Cosmic Explosions Friedrich K. Röpke, Christopher L. Fryer
course pagelinks to the videos,
2016 Lyman-alpha as an astrophysical and cosmological tool Mark Dijkstra, J. Xavier Prochaska, Masami Ouchi, Matthew Hayes
course page, links to slides and videos
2015 From protoplanetary disks to planet formation Philippe Armitage, Leonardo Testi, Wilhelm Kley
course page
2014 Wide-field observational cosmology Luca Amendola, Camille Bonvin, Sarah Bridle, Roberto Trotta
course page
2013 Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality Volker Springel, Ralf Klessen, Nick Gnedin
course page Book published by Springer
2012 Dynamics of Young Star Clusters & Associations Cathie Clarke, Robert Mathieu, Neill Reid
course page course material (including videos), all videos(SwitchCast site) Book published by Springer
2011 From Planets to Life Jonathan Lunine,  Jim Kasting, John Baross
course page course material (including videos), all videos(SwitchCast site) no lecture notes
2010 (40th course)
Astrophysics at Very-High Energies Felix Aharonian, Lars Bergstrom, Charles Dermer
course page course material, lecture 2 Book published by Springer
2009 Magnetic Fields of Stars: From the Sun to Compact Objects Paul Charbonneau, Sami K. Solanki, Christopher Thompson
course page extra material Book published by Springer
2008 Millimeter Astronomy Pierre Cox, Stéphane Guilloteau, Thomas L. Wilson
course page Book in preparation, lecture 3
2007 The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Group Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Ken Freeman, Francesca Matteucci
course page Book published by Springer
2006 First Light in the Universe Avi Loeb, Andrea Ferrara, Richard Ellis
course page course material
Springer book
2005 Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets A. Morbidelli, H. Rauer, D. Jewitt
Springer book
2004 The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate J.D. Haigh, M. Lockwood, M.S. Giampapa
Springer book
2003 Gravitational Lensing: Strong, Weak and Micro P. Schneider, C. Kochanek, J. Wambsganss
Springer book
2002 The Cold Universe  A. Blain, F. Combes, B. Draine
Springer book
2001 Extrasolar planets T. Guillot, P. Cassen, A. Quirrenbach
Springer book
2000 High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysics S.M. Kahn, R. Sunyaev, P. von Ballmoos
Springer book
1999 Physics of Star formation in Galaxies F. Palla, H. Zinnecker
Springer book
1998 Star Clusters B. Carney, W.E. Harris
Springer book
1997 Computational Method for Astrophysical Fluid Flow R.J. LeVeque, D. Mihalas, E.A. Dorfi, E. Müller
Springer book
1996 Galaxies: Interactions and Induced Star Formation J.E. Barnes, R.C. Kennicutt Jr, F. Schweizer
Springer book
1995 Stellar Remnants S.D. Kawaler, I. Novikov, G. Srinivasan
Springer book
1994 Plasma Astrophysics J.G. Kirk, D.B. Melrosae, E.R. Priest
Springer book
1993 The Deep Universe A.R. Sandage, R.G. Kron, M.S. Longair
Springer book
1992 Interacting Binaries S.N. Shore, M. Livio, E.J.P. van den Heuvel
Springer book
1991 The Galactic Interstellar Medium W.B. Burton, B.G. Elmegreen, R. Grenzel
Springer book
1990 Active Galactic Nuclei R. Blanford, H. Netzer, L. Woltjer
Springer book
1989 The Milky Way as a Galaxy G. Gilmore, I. King, P. van der Kruit
out of print
1988 Radiation in Moving Gaseous Media H. Frisch, R.P. Kudritzki, H.W. Yorke
order from Geneva Observatory
1987 Large Scale Structure in the Universe A.C. Fabian, M. Geller, A. Szalay
order from Geneva Observatory
1986 Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution J. Audouze, C. Chiosi, S.E. Woosley
order from Geneva Observatory
1985 High Resolution in Astronomy R.S. Booth, J.W. Brault, A. Labeyrie
order from Geneva Observatory
1984 Planets, their Origin, Interior and Atmosphere A.C. Fabian, M. Geller, A. Szalay
order from Geneva Observatory
1983 Astrophysical Processes in Upper Main Sequence Stars A.N. Cox, S. Vauclair, J.P. Zahn
order from Geneva Observatory
1982 Morphology and Dynamics of Galaxies J. Binney, J. Kormendy, S.D.M. White
order from Geneva Observatory
1981 Activity and Outer Atmospheres of the Sun and Stars F. Praderie, D.S. Spicer, G.L. Withbroe
order from Geneva Observatory
1980 Star Formation J. Appenzeller, J. Lequeux, J. Silk
out of print
1979 Extragalactic High Energy Astrophysics F. Pacini, C. Ryter, P.A. Strittmatter
out of print
1978 Observational Cosmology J.E. Gunn, M.S. Longair, M.J. Rees
out of print
1977 Adanced Stages in Stellar Evolution I. Iben Jr., A. Renzini, D.N. Schramm
out of print
1976 Galaxies K. Freeman, R.C. Larson, B. Tinsley
out of print
1975 Atomic and Molecular Processes in Astrophysics A. Dalgarno, F. Masnou-Seeuws, R.V.P. McWhirter
out of print
1974 Magnetohydrodynamics L. Mestel, N.O. Weiss
out of print
1973 Dynamical Structure and Evolution of Stellar Systems G. Contopoulos, M. Hénon, D. Lynden-Bell
out of print
1972 Interstellar Matter N.C. Wickramasinghe, F.D. Kahn, P.G. Metzger
out of print
1971 Theory of the Stellar Atmospheres D. Mihalas, B. Pagel, P. Souffrin
out of print