MIRA's 2014 Research Themes: Instrumentation; The Local Group; Disks & Planet Formation.
Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
Disks and Planet Formation Conference
Held October 12-14, 2014
Credit: NASA/FUSE/Lynette Cook
Local Group Astrostatistics Conference
June 1-4, 2015
Credit: Miloslav Druckmuller
The Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics (MIRA) was launched in 2014 to help the University of Michigan play a greater role in pushing the frontiers of astrophysics. MIRA’s approach is to encourage collaboration by assembling expertise from across the university, where researchers from various departments are working on aspects of the big astrophysical questions of our time. We then help focus this expertise on topics where we can leverage our strengths with those of other leading scientists to quicken the pace of discovery. We invite you to join us!
Themed, frontier research campaigns featuring workshops, conferences, and visiting scholars
Seminars with international experts
A forum for harnessing interdepartmental expertise on topics in which U-M can provide service and leadership to the global astrophysics community
Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation Conference Information
held October 12-14, 2014
- Prof. Jon Miller, MIRA full member, Receives Faculty Recognition Award October 7, 2014
- Work by Graduate Student Colin Slater and Prof. Eric Bell, MIRA Director, highlighted by the Journal of Nature October 6, 2014
- AOSS: Rosetta spacecraft makes history as first probe to enter into orbit with a comet August 8, 2014
- Astronomy Colloqium: Science, Symphony, and the Northern Lights"
Speaker: José Francisco Salgado, (University of Michigan Alumnus)
- 5:00 PM
- Astronomy Colloquium
Speaker: Kelvan Stassun (Vanderbilt University)
- 5:00 PM
- Astronomy Colloquium: Magellan/MDM
- 5:00 PM