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Lindheimer Fellowship

Photo: Lindheimer Astrophysical Research Center at dusk, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. (Digitized from a Kodachrome taken in 1974); Credit: WikiPedant at Wikimedia Commons

A Legacy of Excellence in Astronomy
Lindheimer Astrophysical Center in 1983

Lindheimer Astrophysical Center in 1983. Credit: Jim Ziv

Astronomy at Northwestern has a long history, starting with Dearborn Observatory in the 1800s and followed by the Lindheimer Astrophysical Center on the shore of Lake Michigan on Northwestern’s main campus from 1966 – 1995.  Astronomy research at Northwestern continues to push boundaries at the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics.




The Lindheimer Fellowship

The Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship has been an important part of the astronomy legacy at Northwestern since 1979. Lindheimer Fellows are hosted by CIERA and are key independent contributors to CIERA’s innovative research community. The title is given very selectively and only one astronomer can hold the Lindheimer Fellowship at a time.

Lindheimer Fellows
  • Sanaea Rose (2023 – current)
  • Michelle Vick (2022 – 2023)
  • Luke Kelley (2019-2021)
  • Alex Richings (2016-2018)
  • Jason Steffen (2013-2015)
  • Aaron Geller (2010-2013)
  • Lauren Hoffman (2007-2010)
  • Craig Heinke (2004-2007)
  • Krzysztof Belczynski (2001-2003)
  • Ranjeev Misra (1998-2000)
  • Q. Daniel Wang (1994-1997)
  • Mark Wardle (1990-1992)
  • Howard Bushouse (1988-1990)
  • Ronald Stone (1986-1988)
  • You-Hua Chu (1984-1985)
  • Steve McMillan (1982-1984)
  • Phyllis Lugger (1981-1982)
  • Suketu Bhavsar (1979-1981)