Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Raja Guha Thakurta Department Manager: Lindsay Lauver
Vice Chair: Jonathan Fortney Graduate Advisor: Libby Severson
Graduate Program Director: Andrew Skemer Department Assistant: Naomi Epps
Undergraduate Program Director: Natalie Batalha Program Coordinator, Astrobiology Institute: Deana Tanguay
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 David Allen Coulter, Kyle Warren Davis, C├ęsar Rojas-Bravo, Matthew Ryan Siebert, Maria Bustamante, David Oscar Jones, Peter McGill, Phillip Joseph Macias, Kirsty Taggart, Samaporn Tinyanont

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