Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz Department Manager: Jenna Scarpelli
Associate Chair: Ruth Murray-Clay Graduate Advisor: David Sugg
Undergraduate Program: Jonathan Fortney Graduate Program: Brant Robertson
Enrico J Ramirez-Ruiz
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3400
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location ISB 341
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astronomy, Astrophysics

Research Interests

My research focuses on the violent universe with an emphasis on stellar explosions, gamma-ray bursts and accretion phenomena. I am particularly interested in understanding the physical processes that govern accretion onto relativistic objects such as black holes and neutron stars.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Cambridge 2003
Chandra and John Bahcall Fellow L, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2003-2007