44th Saas-Fee course: Cosmology with wide-field surveys

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Date:  2014-03-02  -  2014-03-07

Location:  Engelberg, Switzerland

Dear Colleagues,

This is to remind you that the registration for the 2014 Saas Fee lectures is open. Those interested in financial support should apply before 21st November 2013. Also the early-bird registration (CHF 250) will terminate on 13th December 2013, normal registration will be open until 23rd January 2014.

The 2014 Saas Fee lectures will be on: COSMOLOGY WITH WIDE-FIELD SURVEYS

The course will take place on 2-7 March 2014 in the Swiss mountain village and ski resort of Engelberg. The topics and lecturers are
– Theory / Dark Energy: Prof. Luca Amendola (Institut fuer Theoretische Physik – Universitaet Heidelberg),
– Galaxy Clustering: Dr. Camille Bonvin (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge),
– Weak Lensing: Prof. Sarah Bridle (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester),
– Bayesian Methods: Dr. Roberto Trotta (Astrophysics Group, Imperial College).

With the advent of several current and future ground and space-based surveys, this advanced course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to wide-field cosmological surveys. It is aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral scientists from cosmology and astronomy backgrounds. More details can be found on the course website http://saasfee2014.epfl.ch.

The number of participants is limited to about one hundred. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The registration is open from now until 23 January 2014 or until all places have been allocated. An early-bird discount for the registration fee is available until 2nd December 2013. The registration form can be found here: http://saasfee2014.epfl.ch.

**Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone interested** in future wide-field surveys. For enquiries please contact saasfee2014[AT]listes.epfl.ch.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Engelberg next year!

The organisers,
Ruth Durrer (UNIGE), Alexandre Refregier (ETHZ), Martin Kunz (UNIGE) and Anais Rassat (EPFL).
contact: saasfee2014[AT]listes.epfl.ch