A Symposium to Celebrate the Life of Michael A. Jura

Science Organizing Committee

Ben Zuckerman (chair), Eric Becklin, Mark Morris, Ed Young, Christine Chen, Peter Plavchan, David Meyer, Boris Gaensicke, Jill Knapp.

Local Organizing Committee

Alice Shapley (chair), Ian McLean, Andrea Ghez, Anna Liden, D.L. MacLaughlan Dumes, Jillian Jones.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Simon Balm
  • Eric Becklin
  • Christine Chen
  • Boris Gaensicke
  • Raja Guhathakurta
  • Ed Jenkins
  • Martha Jura
  • Jill Knapp
  • Bruce Margon
  • Mike Shull
  • Kate Su
  • Mike Werner
  • Siyi Xu
  • Don York
  • Ed Young
  • Ben Zuckerman

Michael A. Jura

We will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Professor Michael A. Jura, who played a major role in advancing scholarship in his field and in shaping UCLA's Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics over the course of four decades. This day-long symposium offers us an opportunity to share our memories of Professor Jura.

The Michael A. Jura Graduate Award Fund

The Michael A. Jura Graduate Award Fund has been established to support awards for astronomy graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

To contribute, please visit the online giving website. For questions, or to contribute by check or securities, please contact Desirae Vanek by email at or by phone at 310-267-5194. Gifts to the Michael Jura Graduate Award fund are tax deductible.