SACNAS Selects Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz as a 2021 Distinguished Awardee for Excellence in Science and Mentoring

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 SACNAS Distinguished Awards. This year’s two awardees, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Maria C. Tamargo, have exemplified the SACNAS mission by showing unparalleled dedication to excellence in science, mentoring, and teaching.




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.




Lamat Program: Shooting for the stars

Some of the brightest minds in astrophysics are like undiscovered exoplanets. They are out there, but no one knows about them just yet. For some of these students, no one in their family has ever gone to college, let alone measured the masses of neutron stars. Fates and circumstances haven’t aligned with their talents.

Original story from UC Santa Cruz Magazine.