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Research Associate

Mireia Montes Quiles



Nov. 2013 – Ph.D. in Astrophysics (cum laude), Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain

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

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


Research Interests: 

Mireia's main research interest is understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. For this, she uses different approaches, from studying the properties of galaxies (integrated light from galaxies and/or radial profiles) to the study of globular clusters and the diffuse light of galaxy clusters, the intracluster light.

Techniques: low surface brightness imaging analysis, SP fitting to integrated light. 

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 


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


Selected Publications: 

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

Oesch, Montes, et al., 2018, ApJS, 237, 12, HDUV: The Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey

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