Visit by Enrico Ruiz-Ramirez – University of Copenhagen

02 February 2015

Visit by Enrico Ruiz-Ramirez

Enrico is visiting DARK 2-6 February. He is here to give a Niels Bohr Lecture his inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor in High Energy Astrophysics (4 February, 15.00, more info here >>)

Enrico Ruiz-Ramirez

His primary research is high-energy astrophysics. He is particularly interested in understanding the physics of extremely compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. He also conducts research into radiation processes, including gravitational waves. He uses computer simulations for the exploration of violent phenomena in the universe.

He received his Ph.D. in astrophysics and astronomy at the University of Cambridge, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University. He joined the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) faculty in 2007.

Ruiz is spending the 2014-2015 academic year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, where he is continuing his own research and collaborating across a wide range of artistic and scientific disciplines with other participants in the program.

Enrico is the winner of numerous prestigious research prizes, among them a Packard Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has collaborated substantially with DARK since 2007 as a Sophie and Tycho Brahe Professor, hosting workshops and mentoring PhD students. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute in 2014.