Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Jonathan Fortney Department Manager: Alyssa Danielli
Vice Chair: Brant Robertson Graduate Advisor: Brandon Day
Graduate Program Director: Andrew Skemer Department Assistant: Kali Lucas
Undergraduate Program Director: Connie Rockosi Astronomy Program Coordinator: Lani Skelton
Ryan J. Foley
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 345
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Big Data
  • Advisees, Grad Students, Researchers Kyle Warren Davis, C├ęsar Rojas-Bravo, Maria Bustamante, Phillip Joseph Macias, Kirsty Taggart, Prasiddha Arunachalam

Research Interests

Time-domain astronomy and astrophysical transients

Gravitational-wave sources and their electromagnetic counterparts

Supernova cosmology, Hubble constant, and dark energy

Honors, Awards and Grants

Santa Cruz NEXTies Honoree (Wildcard Category)

Kavli Fellow

Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering

Sloan Research Fellow

Aspen Center for Physics Block Award

UC Berkeley Uhl Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement

Selected Publications