About Me

My name is Mireia /Mee-ray-yah/ Montes. I am an STScI Prize Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Past postdocs: UNSW Sydney, Yale. I did my PhD at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

My research interest is understand the formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters. For that, I use very deep imaging to study their stellar outskirts and understand the assembly of these objects.

My passions are: dancing, singing, reading, writing, cats, chocolate, music. I love the idea of expressing emotions with movement. I am a feminist, an ally and advocate for more inclusive environments and for mental health awareness.

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