Lamat Alumnae Brenna Mockler and Angela Twum and Co-Authors Unveil Preferential Disruption of Moderately Massive Stars by Supermassive Black Holes

Lamat Alumna and mentor Brenna Mockler and Lamat Alumna Angela Twum together with a team of Lamat Mentors Sierra Dodd, Katie Auchtetll, Jamie Law-Smith, and Executive Director Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz teamed up to examine the stellar populations around supermassive black holes. Their work, published in the Astrophysical Journal, looks at tidal disruption events (TDEs) caused by […]


Lamat Fellow Rewa Clark Bush Receives Presentation Award at the 2021 SACNAS Conference

Rewa Clark Bush, a Lamat Summer 2021 Fellow and Cabrillo College student, was recognized with an award for her research and presentation skills at the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference. Rewa’s talk was entitled “Searching for Stars Disrupted by a Supermassive Black Hole That Lived to Tell the Tale.”



Two Lamat Alum, Alejandro Vigna-Gomez & David Aguilera-Dena explain the origin of unusually heavy neutron star binaries

In a new aricle published October 8 in Astrophysical Journal Letters, two Lamat Alum Alejandro Vigna-Gomez, an astrophysicist at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute and David Aguilera-Dena at the University collaborated with Lamat Executive Director Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, UC Santa Cruz and other colleaguges to explain the origin of unusually heavy neutron star binaries.