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 51st Saas-Fee course has been selected on the subject: ‘Compact-Object Astrophysics in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy’. It will eventually take place on January 24-28, 2022 due to COVID-19.

YEAR TITLE SPEAKERS
Course
page
Course material (presentations, lecture notes, video) Book with lecture notes
     
51st (2022) Compact-Object Astrophysics in the era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy Samaya Nissanke, Ilya Mandel, Rafaela Margutti, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
  course page
 
50th (2021) Astronomy in the Era of Big Data Suzanne Aigrain, Roberto Trotta, Marc Huertas-Company
  course page
 
49th (2019) The Milky Way in the Gaia era James Binney, Jason Sanders, Rosine Lallement, Justin Read
  course page, videos  
48th (2018) Black hole formation and growth Tiziana Di Matteo, Neil Cornish, Andrew King
  course page Book published by Springer
     
47th (2017) Supernovae: Cosmic Explosions Friedrich K. Röpke, Christopher L. Fryer
  course pagelinks to the videos,  
     
46th (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 Book published by Springer
     
45th (2015) From protoplanetary disks to planet formation Philippe Armitage, Leonardo Testi, Wilhelm Kley
  course page Book published by Springer
     
44th (2014) Wide-field observational cosmology Luca Amendola, Camille Bonvin, Sarah Bridle, Roberto Trotta
  course page  
     
43rd (2013) Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality Volker Springel, Ralf Klessen, Nick Gnedin
  course page Book published by Springer
     
42nd (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
     
41st (2011) From Planets to Life Jonathan Lunine,  Jim Kasting, John Baross
course page course material (including videos), all videos(SwitchCast site) no lecture notes
     
40th (2010)
Astrophysics at Very-High Energies Felix Aharonian, Lars Bergstrom, Charles Dermer
course page course material, lecture 2 Book published by Springer
     
39th (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
     
38th (2008) Millimeter Astronomy Pierre Cox, Stéphane Guilloteau, Thomas L. Wilson
course page   Book in preparation, lecture 3
     
37th (2007) The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Group Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Ken Freeman, Francesca Matteucci
course page   Book published by Springer
     
36th (2006) First Light in the Universe Avi Loeb, Andrea Ferrara, Richard Ellis
course page course material
Springer book
     
35th (2005) Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets A. Morbidelli, H. Rauer, D. Jewitt
    Springer book
34th (2004) The Sun, Solar Analogs and the Climate J.D. Haigh, M. Lockwood, M.S. Giampapa
    Springer book
33rd (2003) Gravitational Lensing: Strong, Weak and Micro P. Schneider, C. Kochanek, J. Wambsganss
    Springer book
32nd (2002) The Cold Universe  A. Blain, F. Combes, B. Draine
    Springer book
31st (2001) Extrasolar planets T. Guillot, P. Cassen, A. Quirrenbach
    Springer book
30th (2000) High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysics S.M. Kahn, R. Sunyaev, P. von Ballmoos
    Springer book
29th (1999) Physics of Star formation in Galaxies F. Palla, H. Zinnecker
    Springer book
28th (1998) Star Clusters B. Carney, W.E. Harris
    Springer book
27th (1997) Computational Method for Astrophysical Fluid Flow R.J. LeVeque, D. Mihalas, E.A. Dorfi, E. Müller
    Springer book
26th (1996) Galaxies: Interactions and Induced Star Formation J.E. Barnes, R.C. Kennicutt Jr, F. Schweizer
    Springer book
25th (1995) Stellar Remnants S.D. Kawaler, I. Novikov, G. Srinivasan
    Springer book
24th (1994) Plasma Astrophysics J.G. Kirk, D.B. Melrosae, E.R. Priest
    Springer book
23rd (1993) The Deep Universe A.R. Sandage, R.G. Kron, M.S. Longair
    Springer book
22nd (1992) Interacting Binaries S.N. Shore, M. Livio, E.J.P. van den Heuvel
    Springer book
21st (1991) The Galactic Interstellar Medium W.B. Burton, B.G. Elmegreen, R. Grenzel
    Springer book
20th (1990) Active Galactic Nuclei R. Blanford, H. Netzer, L. Woltjer
    Springer book
19th (1989) The Milky Way as a Galaxy G. Gilmore, I. King, P. van der Kruit
    out of print
18th (1988) Radiation in Moving Gaseous Media H. Frisch, R.P. Kudritzki, H.W. Yorke
    order from Geneva Observatory
17th (1987) Large Scale Structure in the Universe A.C. Fabian, M. Geller, A. Szalay
    order from Geneva Observatory
16th (1986) Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution J. Audouze, C. Chiosi, S.E. Woosley
    order from Geneva Observatory
15th (1985) High Resolution in Astronomy R.S. Booth, J.W. Brault, A. Labeyrie
    order from Geneva Observatory
14th (1984) Planets, their Origin, Interior and Atmosphere A.C. Fabian, M. Geller, A. Szalay
    order from Geneva Observatory
13th (1983) Astrophysical Processes in Upper Main Sequence Stars A.N. Cox, S. Vauclair, J.P. Zahn
    order from Geneva Observatory
12th (1982) Morphology and Dynamics of Galaxies J. Binney, J. Kormendy, S.D.M. White
    order from Geneva Observatory
11th (1981) Activity and Outer Atmospheres of the Sun and Stars F. Praderie, D.S. Spicer, G.L. Withbroe
    order from Geneva Observatory
10th (1980) Star Formation J. Appenzeller, J. Lequeux, J. Silk
    out of print
9th (1979) Extragalactic High Energy Astrophysics F. Pacini, C. Ryter, P.A. Strittmatter
    out of print
8th (1978) Observational Cosmology J.E. Gunn, M.S. Longair, M.J. Rees
    out of print
7th (1977) Adanced Stages in Stellar Evolution I. Iben Jr., A. Renzini, D.N. Schramm
    out of print
6th (1976) Galaxies K. Freeman, R.C. Larson, B. Tinsley
    out of print
5th (1975) Atomic and Molecular Processes in Astrophysics A. Dalgarno, F. Masnou-Seeuws, R.V.P. McWhirter
    out of print
4th (1974) Magnetohydrodynamics L. Mestel, N.O. Weiss
    out of print
3rd (1973) Dynamical Structure and Evolution of Stellar Systems G. Contopoulos, M. Hénon, D. Lynden-Bell
    out of print
2nd (1972) Interstellar Matter N.C. Wickramasinghe, F.D. Kahn, P.G. Metzger
    out of print
1st (1971) Theory of the Stellar Atmospheres D. Mihalas, B. Pagel, P. Souffrin
    out of print