First Announcement

1st Announcement - "The formation of disk galaxies," Ascona, Switzerland
June 27th - July 1st 2005

Dear Colleagues,

We are organising a conference on "The formation of disk galaxies" in Ascona, Switzerland (June 27th - July 1st, 2005 ).

The aim is to discuss the latest results in observations, theoretical scenarios and numerical modelling of the formation of disk galaxies, bringing together established experts as well as young researchers. The format of the meeting will be close to a workshop, with plenty of time left for discussions during and after each session.

The conference centre is located within walking distance of Ascona and the beautiful Lake Maggiore with spectacular views of the nearby Swiss Alps. The meeting web page with travel details, topics and invited speakers can be found here:
This will be updated with more details in due course.

If you would like to attend and register for the conference please send a confirmation email to this address ( with your contact details. Let us know if you prefer a talk or a poster paper and please include a brief abstract. About 20 contributed talks can be scheduled and we expect to host about 60 people in total. We will give preference to young researchers and contents well focused on the meeting objectives in the selection of contributed talks.

Registration fee is 400CHF (approx 260 euros) which covers evening meals & drinks, conference rooms and equipment (slide projector and beamer for laptop presentations), excursion, conference meal and coffee breaks.
The lodging costs at the conference centre are approximately 100 CHF/night (about 65 Euros/night) for room and breakfast.
We will not have a proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Ascona

Best Regards,

The SOC: Lucio Mayer, Ben Moore , Frank Van den Bosch


Organisers: Lucio Mayer (University of Zürich)
Frank van den Bosch (ETH, Zürich)
Ben Moore (University of Zürich)
Location:  The Monte Verita Center in Ascona, Lake Maggiore (Canton Ticino), Switzerland
1. Monte Verita Centre in Ascona
2. Monte Verita Centre in Ascona
How to get there:  Travel
Proceedings: None
First Announcement