Antonela Monachesi

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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Michigan Department of Astronomy
1015 Dennison Building
500 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

Office Location(s): 921 Dennison
Phone: 734.764.7853
Fax: 734.763.6317

  • About

    PhD, University of Groningen/The Netherlands | Key Collaborator: Eric Bell

    Galaxy evolution

    Antonela Monachesi uses the stellar populations of nearby galaxies as a tool for deciphering the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout cosmic times. She is currently working on the resolved stellar halos of nearby disk galaxies, using HST data from the GHOSTS survey. She’s using old red giant branch stars to assess the properties of the faint and extended populations of galaxies, such as their age and metallicity. She uses these observations along with various simulations to compare models of galaxy evolution and to better understand the assembly and evolution of disk galaxies. Monachesi is also characterizing stellar initial mass function variations in the Andromeda Galaxy using the PHAT (Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury) survey.

    Related Research Interests

    Formation and evolution of compact elliptical galaxies, such as M32; RR Lyrae variables, dwarf galaxies.


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