Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics About us Research Give Welcome to our new and improved website! MIfA News Cattell named CSE Distinguished Professor May 8, 2020 Cynthia Cattell has been named as a College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Distinguished Professor. Fortson to receive Taylor Award April 28, 2020 Professor Lucy Fortson of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics will receive a 2020 George W. Taylor Award from the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. BICEP array installed at South Pole February 18, 2020 Professor Clem Pryke and his group are on their way back to Minnesota from the South Pole in Antarctica after completing installation of the new BICEP Array Telescope. More news from MIfA 17 Graduate Students 52 Undergraduates 28 Faculty Members Upcoming Events Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we currently have no scheduled events—please monitor our UitP page for updates.