Research

My research focuses on extragalactic astronomy, specifically on stellar populations, as it tells us a lot about how the nearby universe looks like in comparison to our Local Group. It gives us an idea of how the greater scheme of things look!

I am currently working with Shardha Jogee in UT Austin on the VIRUS-P Exploration of Nearby Galaxies or VENGA. It is an IFU (both spectral and photometric data) survey of 30 spirals with high spatial resolution, high spectral resolution, a broad range of wavelength coverage. I’ll be dealing with the stellar populations side of the survey.

In undergrad, I was working with Eric Bell about the nearest dwarf of M83, dw1335-29. It is a star-forming, non-tidally stripped satellite at a projected distance of 26 kpc. This research involved data from the Very Large Telescope (VIMOS) and Hubble through the Galaxy Halos, Outer disks, Substructure, Thick disks and Star clusters or GHOSTS survey.

Acknowledgements

Shardha Jogee – research advisor in UT

Eric Bell – research advisor and educational mentor in UM

Reina Reyes – Filipina Astrophysicist mentor

Sunny Zhou – my tech-savvy and wonderful friend (who gifted me this website!)

Selected Publications

  • “Characterizing dw1335-29, a recently discovered dwarf satellite of M83”  [Andreia Carrillo, Eric Bell, Jeremy Bailin, Antonela Monachesi, Roelof S. de Jong, Benjamin Harmsen, and Colin Slater, MNRAS, 465, 5026 (2017)]

Complete list of publications

  • “Characterizing dw1335-29, a recently discovered dwarf satellite of M83”  [Andreia Carrillo, Eric Bell, Jeremy Bailin, Antonela Monachesi, Roelof S. de Jong, Benjamin Harmsen, and Colin Slater, MNRAS, 465, 5026 (2017)]
  • “Aiming High: Astronomy Undergraduate Education at 6,800 Feet” [Andreia Carrillo, Mercury Vol. 44 No. 4, Autumn 2015, p. 25 ]

Complete list of posters

  • “Dissecting the assembly and star formation history of disks and bulges in nearby spirals using the VENGA IFU survey” [Andreia Carrillo, Shardha Jogee, Kyle Kaplan, Tim Weinzirl, Guillermo Blanc, 230th AAS Meeting (2017)] view poster
  • “Characterizing dw1335-29, a Recently Discovered Dwarf Satellite of M83” [Andreia Carrillo, Eric Bell, Antonela Monachesi, 227th AAS Meeting (2016)]