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Bringing Astronomers Together at National and International Meetings


Bringing Astronomers Together at National and International Meetings

Bringing together researchers from around the world, CIERA hosts and supports a variety of conferences, workshops, and meetings. These events foster the exchange of ideas and promote innovation across all areas of astrophysics.

Topics include:

  • Dense stellar systems
  • Extreme solar systems
  • Binaries
  • Black holes
  • General relativity
  • Telescope science & big data
  • Supernovae
  • Circumgalactic medium

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Annual Meeting

Organizers: Vicky Kalogera & Michelle Paulsen

September 25 – 27, 2019
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Hot-Wiring the Transient Universe

Organizer: Raffaella Margutti

August 19 – 22, 2019
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Extreme Solar Systems IV

Organizers: Doug Lin & Fred Rasio

August 19 – 23, 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland

American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Organizers: Wen-fai Fong & Zosia Krusberg

January 18 – 20, 2019
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Circumgalactic Medium Workshop

Organizers: Jonathan Stern & Claude-André Faucher-Giguère

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Evanston, Illinois, USA

12th International LISA Symposium

Organizers: Shane Larson & Fred Rasio

July 8 – 13, 2018
Chicago, Illinois, USA

MODEST-18: Dense Stellar Systems in the Era of GAIA, LIGO & LISA

Organizers: Andrea Ghez & Fred Rasio

June 25 – 29, 2018
Santorini, Greece

ALMA Community Day

Organizer: Deanne Coppejans

March 29, 2018
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Supernovae: The LSST Revolution

Organizers: Vicky Kalogera, Raffaella Margutti, and Michael Schmitt

May 31 – June 2, 2017
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets

Organizers: Katherine Deck, Eric Ford, Fred Rasio, and Hilke Schlichting

March 26 – April 1, 2017
Aspen, Colorado, USA

Fellows at the Frontiers

Organizer: Fred Rasio

August 31 – September 2, 2016
Evanston, Illinois, USA

LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program

Organizers: Adam Miller & Lucianne Walkowicz

August 1 – 5, 2016
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Extreme Solar Systems III

Organizers: Michel Mayor & Fred Rasio

November 29 – December 4, 2015
Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Midwest Relativity Meeting – General Relativity Centennial Session

Organizers: David Garfinkle, Vicky Kalogera, Shane Larson, and Robert M. Wald

October 1 – 3, 2015
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters

Organizers: Laura Chomiuk, Andrea Ghez, Vicky Kalogera, Fred Rasio, and Steinn Sigurdsson

January 17 – 22, 2015
Aspen, Colorado, USA

The Physics of Astronomical Transients

Aspen, Colorado, USA


Aspen, Colorado, USA

Extreme Solar Systems II

Organizer: Fred Rasio

September 11 – 17, 2011
Moran, Wyoming, USA

CIERA’s Inaugural Conference: The Future of Astronomy

Organizers: Nick Cowan, Will Farr, Evghenii Gaburov, Aaron Geller, Daryl Haggard, Smadar Naoz, Laura Trouille

August 31 – September 3, 2011
Evanston, Illinois, USA

International Conference on Binaries

Organizers: Vicky Kalogera, Nick Kylafis, and Andreas Zezas

June 22 – 25, 2010
Mykonos, Greece

Extreme Solar Systems

Organizers: Fred Rasio, John Seiradakis, and Alex Wolszczan

June 25 – 29, 2007
Santorini, Greece

MODEST-6 (MOdeling DEnse STellar systems)

Organizers: Craig Heinke, Natasha Ivanova, and Fred Rasio

August 29 – 31, 2005
Evanston, Illinois, USA