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Moving Notice

Due to CIERA’s exponential growth over the last few years, we’ve outgrown our current space!
As of September 23, 2019, CIERA’s offices have relocated to the 8th floor of 1800 Sherman Ave in downtown Evanston.
We look forward to continuing our endeavors in research and exploration from our beautiful, new location.

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.

Contact Info

Phone: 847-491-8646
Email: ciera@northwestern.edu
Address: 1800 Sherman Ave,
Northwestern University,
Evanston IL, 60201

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CIERA by the Numbers

$36.6M External Grants
131 Years Postdoctoral Research Supported
12 Core Astro Faculty
32 Active Interdisciplinary Faculty
40,430 Attendees at CIERA Public Events
6,275 K-12 Students Reached

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