Ryan Foley

2016 Fellow

Current Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz

Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology

About Ryan Foley's Work

Foley studies exploding stars, often with a telescope from the top of a mountain. He is interested in characterizing the many ways a star can die. For a subset of these explosions, he precisely measures their distances, with which he tracks the Universe’s expansion and investigates the Universe’s largest component, dark energy.