This Summer, between August 31st and September 4th, 2015, we are convening a
Symposium in honor of Fritz Zwicky, the eminent Bulgaria-born Swiss astronomer
(citizen of Glaurus) whose innovative ideas in the 1930's and 1940's are now seen to have
laid the foundations of some of the most important areas of modern astrophysics and
cosmology, including the ongoing search for the mysterious Dark Matter.
Participation in the Symposium is by invitation only.
The Symposium will take place in Braunwald, Canton Glarus, the ancestral
canton of the Zwicky family, to which Fritz Zwicky returned in 1904, at the age of six,
and where he lived before undertaking his studies in Mathematics and Physics at the ETH
To pay tribute to his contributions to the study of galaxies and his interest
in morphological questions, the theme of the Symposium will focus on a major open
question in Galaxy Formation: what is the relation between star-formation activity, black
hole growth and morphological transformation in galaxies across cosmic time.
Taking inspiration from Fritz Zwicky’s enthusiasm for scientific debates, we have
titled the meeting:
Confronting Ideas on Galactic Metamorphoses.
Below are the members of the Organising Committee (in alphabetical order):
This symposium is generously sponsored by:
|The Fritz Zwicky Foundation
||The Canton of Glarus
|The ETH Zurich
||The Department of Physics, ETH Zurich