Welcome to the Saas-Fee Course 2012

42nd Saas-Fee Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA)

Dynamics of Young Star Clusters & Associations
25. – 31.3.2012, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Picture from NASA, ESA, M. Robberto
(Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA)
and the "Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team",
for more information see here

- Course starting with a guest lecture by Timo Prusti

I.  Theory of Star Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Stellar Systems
Prof. Cathie Clarke, Institute for Astronomy, University of Cambridge

II.  Kinematics of Star Clusters and Associations
Prof. Robert Mathieu, Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin

III.  From whence the Field?
Dr. I. Neill Reid, Head of Science Mission Office, (Hubble) Space Telescope Science Institute

Conveners: Michael R. Meyer and Laurent Eyer

Local Organizers: Marianne Chiesi, Richard I. Anderson, Michiel Cottaar, Lovro Palaversa, Richard Parker, and Maddalena Reggiani

Publication: The lecture book will be published by Springer-Verlag in its Saas-Fee series.

Email contact: email

The conference "From Atoms to Pebbles:  Herschel's View of Star and Planet Formation" will take place from 20-23 March 2012 in Grenoble, France. Students who plan to attend both conferences will be elligible for a travel grant as explained on our registration page.  For more information about the Herschel Conference please visit the conference web site.


Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA)
Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
Institute for Astronomy of ETH Zurich


Published on  March 22nd, 2012