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Peering into the heart of planet formation

Research presented in a paper by Professor Ted Bergin and Postdoctoral Fellow Ke Zhang appear in Nature Astronomy

Prof. Jon Miller receives AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division Mid-Career Award

This award recognizes a significant advance or accomplishment in high-energy astrophysics by an individual astrophysicist within fifteen years of receiving their Ph.D.

The University of Michigan Department of Astronomy may have established one of the first research observatories in the Midwest more than 150 years ago, but more than anything, it’s a young and vibrant department. That’s because we’ve spent the last decade hiring exceptional faculty, investing in high-profile facilities, and restructuring our curriculum — all to propel our graduates into the top ranks of the field. We invite you to explore our website or download our graduate viewbook, "The Full Spectrum" to learn more.

The Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics (MIRA) was launched in 2014 to leverage astrophysics expertise from across the university and advance the field through themed conferences, collaborative research and related efforts. Learn more.

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