NSF honors astronomer Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz among Hispanic leaders in science

In recognition of their efforts and Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Science Foundation profiled eight leaders in their fields

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (Photo by Elena Zhukova)

For Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized Hispanic scientists and engineers at the forefront of U.S. research, including Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz.

Ramirez-Ruiz is among eight Hispanic leaders in science profiled by NSF in an article published October 15 in Medium. The article recognizes his accomplishments as a theoretical astrophysicist as well as his work as director of the Lamat program and other efforts to support the promotion and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

A fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Ramirez-Ruiz has received numerous awards and honors, including a Packard Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a Niels Bohr Professorship from the Danish National Research Foundation, and the 2017 Edward A. Bouchet Award from the APS.