Candidates for director of Institute for Astronomy invited to UH Mānoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 30, 2010

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA) has identified three finalists for its director position, and has invited them to participate in a four-day period of visits that covers IfA offices and facilities on O‘ahu, Maui and the Big Island. On O‘ahu, the public presentations will be held at the Institute at 2680 Woodlawn Drive, IfA Auditorium C-214, beginning next week. 
Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.
The candidates and the dates they will visit UH Mānoa are:
Dr. Günther Hasinger, visiting August 2-5
Scientific Director, Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Germany
Public Presentation: August 2, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Dr. Robert McLaren, visiting August 10-13
Associate Director, Institute for Astronomy (IfA), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Public Presentation: August 12, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Dr. Andrew Lawrence, visiting August 16-19
Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland
Public Presentation: August 16, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
“The Search Advisory Committee has done an outstanding job of identifying a pool of extremely qualified candidates with significant breath and depth of relevant experience,” said Gary K. Ostrander, UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. “We are very much looking forward to the UH community meeting with the candidates, and providing input to assist in recommending the best individual for the position of director.”
Dr. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, who has served as IfA director for the past decade, announced earlier this year that he would step down from his administrative position and return to the faculty as of December 31.
For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee and candidate biographies, see the search website at For more information about the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, please visit: