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CIERA's Mission

The mission of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics is to promote research and education in astrophysics through support of independent postdoctoral fellows, advanced graduate and undergraduate research, a vigorous visiting researchers program, and multi-faceted seminars, education, and public outreach programs. Special emphasis is given to interdisciplinary connections with computer science, applied math, statistics, electrical and mechanical engineering, planetary science, education and the arts.

CIERA is a research center in Northwestern University’s Office for Research, under the Vice President for Research. Learn more about the research centers at Northwestern.

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Phone: 847-491-8646
Address: 2145 Sheridan Road,
Technological Institute,
Northwestern University,
Evanston IL, 60208-3112

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CIERA by the Numbers

$31M External Grants
111 Years Postdoctoral Research Supported
12 Core Astro Faculty
32 Active Interdisciplinary Faculty
34,000 Attendees at CIERA Public Events
5,900 K-12 Students Reached

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