Mireia Montes Quiles

Research Associate

My name is Mireia /Mee-ray-yah/ Montes). I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UNSW Sydney working with A/Prof. Sarah Brough on deep images of clusters of galaxies. My research expertise focuses in the low surface brightness Universe, mainly on the intracluster light, the debris of the assembly of clusters of galaxies. I am also interested in studying the globular cluster systems of galaxies.

I am a feminist, an ally (Ally@UNSW) and advocate for more inclusive environments and for mental health awareness.

You can find more about myself here: https://mireiamontes.wordpress.com/

publications

Conference Papers
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Vazdekis A; Rodrguez-Beltrán P; Cerviño M; Montes M; Martn-Navarro I; Beasley MB; Bergmann TS; Forman W; Overzier R; Riffel R, 2021, 'Surface Brightness Fluctuations for constraining the chemical enrichment of massive galaxies', in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 407 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921320001702
2021
Montes M; Acosta-Pulido JA; Almudena Prieto M; Fernández-Ontiveros JA, 2012, 'Undressing M87 by exposing its most private globulars', in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921313005206
2012
Journal articles
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Beasley MA; Leaman R; Trujillo I; Montes M; Vazdekis A; Rusinol NS; Eftekhari E; Ferre-Mateu A; Martin-Navarro I, 2021, 'Reconstructing the mass accretion histories of nearby red nuggets with their globular cluster systems', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 381 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921320004020
2021
Román J; Jones MG; Montes M; Verdes-Montenegro L; Garrido J; Sánchez S, 2021, 'A diffuse tidal dwarf galaxy destined to fade out as a "dark galaxy"', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 649, pp. L14 - L14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202141001
2021
Montes M; Trujillo I; Infante-Sainz R; Monelli M; Borlaff AS, 2021, 'A disk and no signatures of tidal distortion in the galaxy "lacking" dark matter NGC 1052-DF2', , http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac0d55
2021
Gonzalez AH; George T; Connor T; Deason A; Donahue M; Montes M; Zabludoff AI; Zaritsky D, 2021, 'Discovery of a possible splashback feature in the intracluster light of MACS J1149.5+2223', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 507, pp. 963 - 970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab2117
2021
Deason AJ; Oman KA; Fattahi A; Schaller M; Jauzac M; Zhang Y; Montes M; Bahe YM; Vecchia CD; Kay ST; Evans TA, 2021, 'Stellar splashback: The edge of the intracluster light', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 500, pp. 4181 - 4192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3590
2021
Montes M; Brough S; Owers MS; Santucci G, 2021, 'The Buildup of the Intracluster Light of A85 as Seen by Subaru's Hyper Suprime-Cam', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 910, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abddb6
2021
Bouwens RJ; Oesch PA; Stefanon M; Illingworth G; Labbé I; Reddy N; Atek H; Montes M; Naidu R; Nanayakkara T; Nelson E; Wilkins S, 2021, 'New Determinations of the UV Luminosity Functions from z ∼ 9 to 2 Show a Remarkable Consistency with Halo Growth and a Constant Star Formation Efficiency', Astronomical Journal, vol. 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/abf83e
2021
Vazdekis A; Cerviño M; Montes M; Martín-Navarro I; Beasley MA, 2020, 'Surface brightness fluctuation spectra to constrain stellar population properties', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 493, pp. 5131 - 5152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa629
2020
Román J; Trujillo I; Montes M, 2020, 'Galactic cirri in deep optical imaging', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 644, pp. A42 - A42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201936111
2020
Santucci G; Brough S; Scott N; Montes M; Owers MS; Van Sande J; Bland-Hawthorn J; Bryant JJ; Croom SM; Ferreras I; Lawrence JS; López-Sánchez AR; Richards SN, 2020, 'The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Stellar Population Gradients of Central Galaxies', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 896, pp. 75 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab92a9
2020
Steinhardt CL; Jauzac M; Acebron A; Atek H; Capak P; Davidzon I; Eckert D; Harvey D; Koekemoer AM; Lagos CDP; Mahler G; Montes M; Niemiec A; Nonino M; Oesch PA; Richard J; Rodney SA; Schaller M; Sharon K; Strolger LG; Allingham J; Amara A; Bahé Y; Bœhm C; Bose S; Bouwens RJ; Bradley LD; Brammer G; Broadhurst T; Cañ as R; Cen R; Clément B; Clowe D; Coe D; Connor T; Darvish B; Diego JM; Ebeling H; Edge AC; Egami E; Ettori S; Faisst AL; Frye B; Furtak LJ; Gómez-Guijarro C; Remolina González JD; Gonzalez A; Graur O; Gruen D; Harvey D; Hensley H; Hovis-Afflerbach B; Jablonka P; Jha SW; Jullo E; Kneib JP; Kokorev V; Lagattuta DJ; Limousin M; Von Der Linden A; Linzer NB; Lopez A; Magdis GE; Massey R; Masters DC; Maturi M; McCully C; McGee SL; Meneghetti M; Mobasher B; Moustakas LA; Murphy EJ; Natarajan P; Neyrinck M; O'Connor K; Oguri M; Pagul A; Rhodes J; Rich RM; Robertson A; Sereno M; Shan H; Smith GP; Sneppen A; Squires GK; Tam SI; Tchernin C; Toft S; Umetsu K; Weaver JR; Van Weeren RJ; Williams LLR; Wilson TJ; Yan L; Zitrin A, 2020, 'The BUFFALO HST Survey', Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab75ed
2020
Montes M; Infante-Sainz R; Madrigal-Aguado A; Román J; Monelli M; Borlaff AS; Trujillo I, 2020, 'The Galaxy "missing Dark Matter" NGC 1052-DF4 is Undergoing Tidal Disruption', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 904, pp. 114 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abc340
2020
Morselli L; Popesso P; Cibinel A; Oesch PA; Montes M; Atek H; Illingworth GD; Holden B, 2019, 'Spatial distribution of stellar mass and star formation activity at 0.2 < z < 1.2 across and along the main sequence', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 626, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201834559
2019
Nelson EJ; Tadaki KI; Tacconi LJ; Lutz D; Förster Schreiber NM; Cibinel A; Wuyts S; Lang P; Leja J; Montes M; Oesch PA; Belli S; Davies RL; Davies RI; Genzel R; Lippa M; Price SH; Übler H; Wisnioski E, 2019, 'Millimeter Mapping at z ∼ 1: Dust-obscured Bulge Building and Disk Growth', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 870, pp. 130 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaf38a
2019
Montes M; Trujillo I, 2019, 'Intracluster light: A luminous tracer for dark matter in clusters of galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 482, pp. 2838 - 2851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2858
2019
Trujillo I; Beasley MA; Borlaff A; Carrasco ER; Cintio AD; Filho M; Monelli M; Montes M; Román J; Ruiz-Lara T; Almeida JS; Valls-Gabaud D; Vazdekis A, 2019, 'A distance of 13 mpc resolves the claimed anomalies of the galaxy lacking dark matter', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 486, pp. 1192 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz771
2019
Reddy NA; Oesch PA; Bouwens RJ; Montes M; Illingworth GD; Steidel CC; Van Dokkum PG; Atek H; Carollo MC; Cibinel A; Holden B; Labbé I; Magee D; Morselli L; Nelson EJ; Wilkins S, 2018, 'The HDUV Survey: A Revised Assessment of the Relationship between UV Slope and Dust Attenuation for High-redshift Galaxies', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaa3e7
2018
Oesch PA; Montes M; Reddy N; Bouwens RJ; Illingworth GD; Magee D; Atek H; Carollo CM; Cibinel A; Franx M; Holden B; Labbé I; Nelson EJ; Steidel CC; Van Dokkum PG; Morselli L; Naidu RP; Wilkins S, 2018, 'HDUV: The Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey', Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/aacb30
2018
Montes M; Trujillo I, 2018, 'Intracluster light at the Frontier - II. The Frontier Fields clusters', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 474, pp. 917 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STX2847
2018
Beasley MA; Trujillo I; Leaman R; Montes M, 2018, 'A single population of red globular clusters around the massive compact galaxy NGC 1277', Nature, vol. 555, pp. 483 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature25756
2018
Buitrago F; Trujillo I; Curtis-Lake E; Montes M; Cooper AP; Bruce VA; Pérez-González PG; Cirasuolo M, 2017, 'The cosmic assembly of stellar haloes in massive early-type Galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 466, pp. 4888 - 4903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw3382
2017
Naidu RP; Oesch PA; Reddy N; Holden B; Steidel CC; Montes M; Atek H; Bouwens RJ; Carollo CM; Cibinel A; Illingworth GD; Labbé I; Magee D; Morselli L; Nelson EJ; Dokkum PGV; Wilkins S, 2017, 'The HDUV Survey: Six Lyman Continuum Emitter Candidates at z ∼ 2 Revealed by HST UV Imaging', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 847, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa8863
2017
Montes M; Trujillo I; Prieto AA; Acosta-pulido JA, 2014, 'Age and metallicity gradients support hierarchical formation for M87', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 439, pp. 990 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu037
2014
Montes M; Trujillo I, 2014, 'Intracluster light at the frontier: A2744', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/794/2/137
2014
Montes M; Acosta-Pulido JA; Prieto MA; Fernández-Ontiveros JA, 2014, 'The innermost globular clusters of M87', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 442, pp. 1350 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu948
2014
Fernández-Ontiveros JA; Prieto MA; Acosta-Pulido JA; Montes M, 2012, 'The SED of low-luminosity AGNs at high-spatial resolution', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/372/1/012006
2012
Fernández-Ontiveros JA; López-Sanjuan C; Montes M; Prieto MA; Acosta-Pulido JA, 2011, 'The most recent burst of star formation in the massive elliptical galaxy NGC 1052', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, vol. 411, pp. L21 - L25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2010.00985.x
2011
Working Papers
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Montes M, 2019, The intracluster light and its role in galaxy evolution in clusters, http://dx.doi.org, http://arxiv.org/abs/1912.01616v1
2019