January 6, 2003
Julia Aguirre's research interests focus on mathematics teaching and learning with an emphasis on teacher cognition, school organization and culture, mathematics literacy, and equity issues in mathematics education reform. She earned a B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley, a master's degree in education from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in education, cognition, and development from UC Berkeley.
Jason X. Prochaska studies quasar absorption line systems and galaxy
formation in the early universe. His research investigates theories of
nucleosynthesis (the creation of chemical elements in stars) and the dynamics
and star-formation history of young galaxies. Prochaska's interests also
include searching for the "missing matter" in the local universe
and studying chemical abundances in stars within the Milky Way. He earned
a B.S. in physics from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
in physics from UC San Diego. Before joining the UCSC faculty, Prochaska
was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena.