2nd Fudan Winter School on Astrophysical Black Holes, 9 - 14 January 2017, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Publish Date: Sep 19, 2016

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016


Black holes are among the most exotic objects that can be imagined to live in the Universe and an ideal laboratory for testing fundamental physics. The school consists of series of lectures on specific topics given by experts in the field. It is mainly intended for undergraduate and graduate students working on high energy astrophysics.


  • Cosimo Bambi (Fudan University)
    Introduction to General Relativity
  • Javier Garcia-Martinez (Caltech) - To be confirmed
    X-ray Reflection Spectroscopy
  • Lijun Gou (National Astronomical Observatories/CAS)
    Measuring the Mass and the Spin of Black Holes
  • Thomas Maccarone (Texas Tech University)
    Black Hole Binaries
  • Yongquan Xue (University of Science and Technology of China)
    Active Galactic Nuclei
  • TBA
    Gravitational Waves


  • Cosimo Bambi (Fudan, Shanghai), Chair
  • Masoumeh Ghasemi-Nodehi (Fudan, Shanghai)
  • Jing Lu (Fudan, Shanghai), Secretary
  • Yueying Ni (Fudan, Shanghai)
  • Menglei Zhou (Fudan, Shanghai)


The number of participants is limited to 50 because of the size of the conference room. Candidates should fill the form (See in the "Further official information" link below this article) and email it as attachment to Cosimo Bambi (bambi-at-fudan.edu.cn) with the subject “winter school 2017”.

Application deadline is November 15, but later applications may be accepted as long as we have not yet reached the maximum number of participants.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email as soon as possible.

There is no registration fee. In the days of the school, lunch at the cafeteria of the campus is offered by the organizers to all registered participants.

List of Participants

Cosimo Bambi (Fudan University, China)
Javier Garcia-Martinez (Caltech, USA) *
Lijun Gou (National Astronomical Observatories/CAS, China)
Thomas Maccarone (Texas Tech University, USA)
Yongquan Xue (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

* To be confirmed


Participants with a passport of Japan, Singapore or Brunei do not need a visa if they plan to stay in China for not more than 15 days. In all the other cases, a tourist visa (L-visa) is usually sufficient. You can apply for a tourist visa at the nearest Chinese Embassy/Consulate and you need: a passport with at least 6 months of validity and 2 blank pages, a visa application form (if you are applying for a visa in a country different from the country of your nationality, you have to fill out also a supplementary visa application form), a recent passport-size photo with white background, the confirmation of the hotel reservation in China, a copy of the return airplane ticket. If for specific reasons you need to apply for a business visa, you can contact us. 


Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is the primary international airport serving Shanghai and a major aviation hub for Asia. There are direct flights with many cities in Europe (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Zurich) and North America (Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver).

From Pudong to Fudan, there are two main options: the taxi and the subway. For the taxi, the cost is about 180 CNY (~25 EUR). For the subway, you can take the Line 2 and change at East Nanjing Road, take the Line 10 for Xinjiangwancheng, and get off at Jiangwan Stadium. The cost is 8 CNY (~1 EUR). From Jiangwan Stadium, you can walk to the campus in about 10 minutes.

The school is organized in the Guanghua Towers (the building with two tall towers inside the campus, see map below), East SubBuilding, Room 101.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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