College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Physics
Born in Mexico City, Dr. Gómez attended the University of California Santa Cruz where he was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science. He later received a Masters and a Doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama.
Dr. Gómez teaches introductory and general physics as well as astronomy.
His interests are in supernova, gamma-ray bursts, and late stage stellar outflows. He has also conducted physics education research, and has worked with students in studies of cosmic-ray radiation in the upper atmosphere.