Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3400
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 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