CV

Publications (selected):

First author:

Montes & Trujillo, 2019, MNRAS, 482, 2838, Intracluster light: a luminous tracer for dark matter in clusters of galaxies. 

Montes & Trujillo, 2018, MNRAS, 474, 917, Intracluster light at the Frontier – II. The Frontier Fields Clusters

Montes & Trujillo, 2014, ApJ, 794, 137, Intracluster Light at the Frontier: A2744

Contributing author:

Beasley, Trujillo, Leaman & Montes, 2018, Nature, 555, 483, A single population of red globular clusters around the massive compact galaxy NGC 1277

Reddy, Oesch, Bouwens, Montes et al., 2017, ApJ, 853, 56, The HDUV Survey: A Revised Assessment of the Relationship between UV Slope and Dust Attenuation for High-redshift Galaxies

Complete list of publications here: ADS

Research experience:

Aug. 2017 – Research Associate, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Nov. 2014 – June 2017 – Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, New Haven, US

Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2014 – Postdoctoral Researcher at Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain

Education:

Sept. 2008 – Nov. 2013 – Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain

  • Title: “The centers of galaxies at parsec scales: The case of M87”. Advisors: Dr. Almudena Prieto and Dr. Jose Acosta-Pulido

Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2008 – M.Sc. in Astrophysics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • Project: “Moving Groups in the RAVE Catalogue”. Advisor: Dr. Francesca Figueras

Feb. 2002 – Sept. 2007 – B.Sc. in Physics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Grants

2015 – HST Archival Proposal as Principal Investigator.  AR – 14304

  – HST GO Proposal as co-Investigator (US PI). GO – 14215

2008 – 2012 – PhD Fellowship. “Astrofísico Residente”. IAC

Press releases

Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe: Hubble, NASA

Arrested Development: Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to Home: Hubble

Hubble sees ‘Ghost Light’ from Dead Galaxies: Hubble, NASA, IAC (Spanish)

Talks

  • December 2018. ICRAR/UWA Seminar. TBD
  • September 2018. Macquarie University Seminar. “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intracluster light.”
  • September 2018. SIfA Seminar. “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intracluster light.”
  • July 2018. Stellar Halos Across the Cosmos. “Intracluster light: A luminous tracer for dark matter in clusters of galaxies.”
  • May 2018. CSIRO Colloquium (Invited)“Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intracluster light.”
  • April 2018. IAP Seminar (“Journal-club Galaxies”). “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intracluster light.”
  • April 2018. EWASS 2018. Special Session 31. “The Intra-Cluster Light at the Frontier: The Frontier Fields Clusters and Beyond.”
  • December 2017. AIP Summer Meeting. “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intra-cluster light”
  • December 2017. WFIRST Town Hall Meeting (AAO). “Low surface brightness observations with WFIRST: the intra-cluster light”
  • July 2017. Galaxy Clusters Across Cosmic Time. “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intra-cluster light”
  • May 2017. Berkeley Seminar (Galform meeting). “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intra-cluster light”
  • May 2017. YCAA Seminar. “Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intra-cluster light”
  • June 2015. EWASS 2015. Special session 11. “The HDUV and the (HD) UV properties of elliptical galaxies”
  • June 2015. EWASS 2015. Special session 16.  “The Ghost Light of Abell 2744”
  • April 2015. Hubble 2020. “The Ghost Light of Abell 2744”
  • November 2014. Yale Frontier Fields meeting. “Intracluster Light at the Frontier: Abell 2744”
  • September 2014. IAC Breaking News. “Intracluster Light at the Frontier: Abell 2744”
  • June 2014. ROE Seminar. “Intracluster Light at the Frontier: Abell 2744”
  • January 2014. University of Barcelona Seminar. “Age and metallicity gradients support hierarchical formation for M87”
  • September 2012. ESO @ 50.  “Undressing M87 by exposing its most private globulars”

Service, teaching and selected other:

  • 2018-2019. UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champion Program.
  • 2019. Member of LSST@Asia LOC
  • 2018. HST Midcycle Reviewer.
  • 2018. Ally@UNSW
  • 2018/2015 – Designer of the BUFFALO and HDUV logo and LSST@Asia logo and image
  • 2017 – . Astro Journal Club / Astro Seminar @ UNSW Organizer
  • 2017. HST Cycle 25 Panelist
  • 2015-2016. Organizer Yale Colloquium
  • 2015. Reviewer for the Canadian TAC
  • 2014-. Referee for ApJ
  • 2014. Co-supervisor of Summer Student (U. Demirbozan)
  • 2010 – 2012. PhD students representative (IAC)
  • 2011. Teaching Assistant University of La Laguna (ULL)
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