Dr Rita Tojeiro

Dr Rita Tojeiro

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Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 1677
Email
rmftr@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

I currently do research in Astrophysics, education and inclusion.

My astrophysics research focuses on exploring large spectroscopic galaxy redshift surveys, which collect spectra for millions of galaxies in the near and distant Universe. I use these to learn not only how galaxies themselves have evolved, but also to understand the content, geometry and expansion history of the Universe. Currently I'm particularly interested in understanding how knowing more about the evolution of galaxies can help us derive more robust information about the evolution of the Universe as a whole, and specifically the role of the cosmic web in that context. I'm a member of SDSS-III, SDSS-IV, VIPERS, GAMA and DESI. 

My education research focuses on the impact of professional development sessions for secondary school physics in Scotland, and the role of current astronomy research and research data in that context.

My inclusion research focuses on attitutes towards inclusion in higher education, the hidden curriculum, and literacy in STEM subjects.

PhD supervision

  • Zoe Harvey
  • Alfie Russell
  • Marta Ramos

Selected publications

  • Open access

    Validation of the scientific program for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

    DESI Collaboration, Adame, A. G., Aguilar, J., Ahlen, S., Alam, S., Aldering, G., Alexander, D. M., Alfarsy, R., Allende Prieto, C., Alvarez, M., Alves, O., Anand, A., Andrade-Oliveira, F., Armengaud, E., Asorey, J., Avila, S., Aviles, A., Bailey, S., Balaguera-Antolínez, A., Ballester, O., & 31 others Baltay, C., Bault, A., Bautista, J., Behera, J., Beltran, S. F., BenZvi, S., Beraldo e Silva, L., Bermejo-Climent, J. R., Berti, A., Besuner, R., Beutler, F., Bianchi, D., Blake, C., Blum, R., Bolton, A. S., Brieden, S., Brodzeller, A., Brooks, D., Brown, Z., Buckley-Geer, E., Burtin, E., Cabayol-Garcia, L., Cai, Z., Canning, R., Cardiel-Sas, L., Carnero Rosell, A., Castander, F. J., Cervantes-Cota, J. L., Chen, S., Moore, S. & Tojeiro, R., 1 Feb 2024, In: Astronomical Journal. 167, 2, 33 p., 62.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Applying unsupervised learning to resolve evolutionary histories and explore the galaxy-halo connection in IllustrisTNG

    Fraser, T. S., Tojeiro, R. & Chittenden, H. G., Jul 2023, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 522, 4, 19 p., stad015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Modelling the galaxy-halo connection with semi-recurrent neural networks

    Chittenden, H. G. & Tojeiro, R., 1 Feb 2023, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 518, 4, p. 5670–5692 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The DESI PRObabilistic Value -added Bright Galaxy Survey (PROVABGS) mock challenge

    Hahn, C., Kwon, K. J., Tojeiro, R., Siudek, M., Canning, R. E. A., Mezcua, M., Tinker, J. L., Brooks, D., Doel, P., Fanning, K., Gaztañaga, E., Kehoe, R., Landriau, M., Meisner, A., Moustakas, J., Poppett, C., Tarle, G., Weiner, B. & Zou, H., 1 Mar 2023, In: Astrophysical Journal. 945, 1, 23 p., 16.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The DESI survey validation: results from visual inspection of bright galaxies, luminous red galaxies, and emission line galaxies

    Lan, T-W., Tojeiro, R., Armengaud, E., Prochaska, J. X., Davis, T. M., Alexander, D. M., Raichoor, A., Zhou, R., Yeche, C., Balland, C., BenZvi, S., Berti, A., Canning, R., Carr, A., Chittenden, H., Cole, S., Cousinou, M-C., Dawson, K., Dey, B., Douglass, K., & 62 others Edge, A., Escoffier, S., Glanville, A., Gontcho, S. G. A., Guy, J., Hahn, C., Howlett, C., Hwang, H. S., Jiang, L., Kovacs, A., Mezcua, M., Moore, S., Nadathur, S., Oh, M., Parkinson, D., Rocher, A., Ross, A. J., Ruhlmann-Kleider, V., Sabiu, C. G., Said, K., Saulder, C., Sierra-Porta, D., Weiner, B., Yu, J., Zarrouk, P., Zhang, Y., Zou, H., Ahlen, S., Bailey, S., Brooks, D., Cooper, A. P., de la Macorra, A., Dey, A., Dhungana, G., Doel, P., Eftekharzadeh, S., Fanning, K., Font-Ribera, A., Garrison, L., Gaztanaga, E., Kehoe, R., Kisner, T., Kremin, A., Landriau, M., Le Guillou, L., Levi, M. E., Magneville, C., Meisner, A. M., Miquel, R., Moustakas, J., Myers, A. D., Newman, J. A., Nie, J. D., Palanque-Delabrouille, N., Percival, W. J., Poppett, C., Prada, F., Schubnell, M., Tarle, G., Weaver, B. A., Zhang, K. & Zhou, Z., 25 Jan 2023, In: Astrophysical Journal. 943, 1, 18 p., 68.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Demonstrating cosmological and Doppler redshift in the classroom

    Marshall, O., Tojeiro, R. & Weijmans, A-M., 29 Apr 2022, Proceedings of the 4th Edition Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 27th, 28th, 29th 2022, Barcelona, Spain. Anfres, M. S., Garcia-Almiñana, D., Detrell, G., Garcia-Rigo, A., García Alarcia, R. M., Homar, G. M. & Díez, D. G. (eds.). Barcelona: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, p. 563-568 6 p. (SSEA Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Overview of the instrumentation for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

    DESI Collaboration, Abareshi, B., Aguilar, J., Ahlen, S., Alam, S., Alexander, D. M., Alfarsy, R., Allen, L., Prieto, C. A., Alves, O., Ameel, J., Armengaud, E., Asorey, J., Aviles, A., Bailey, S., Balaguera-Antolínez, A., Ballester, O., Baltay, C., Bault, A., Beltran, S. F., & 30 others Benavides, B., BenZvi, S., Berti, A., Besuner, R., Beutler, F., Bianchi, D., Blake, C., Blanc, P., Blum, R., Bolton, A., Bose, S., Bramall, D., Brieden, S., Brodzeller, A., Brooks, D., Brownewell, C., Buckley-Geer, E., Cahn, R. N., Cai, Z., Canning, R., Capasso, R., Rosell, A. C., Carton, P., Casas, R., Castander, F. J., Cervantes-Cota, J. L., Chabanier, S., Chaussidon, E., Chuang, C. & Tojeiro, R., 1 Nov 2022, In: Astronomical Journal. 164, 5, 62 p., 207.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The Seventeenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: complete release of MaNGA, MaStar and APOGEE-2 data

    Abdurro’uf, Accetta, K., Aerts, C., Silva Aguirre, V., Ahumada, R., Ajgaonkar, N., Filiz Ak, N., Alam, S., Allende Prieto, C., Almeida, A., Anders, F., Anderson, S. F., Andrews, B. H., Anguiano, B., Aquino-Ortíz, E., Aragón-Salamanca, A., Argudo-Fernández, M., Ata, M., Aubert, M., Avila-reese, V., & 321 others Badenes, C., Barbá, R. H., Barger, K., Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., Beaton, R. L., Beers, T. C., Belfiore, F., Bender, C. F., Bernardi, M., Bershady, M. A., Beutler, F., Bidin, C. M., Bird, J. C., Bizyaev, D., Blanc, G. A., Blanton, M. R., Boardman, N. F., Bolton, A. S., Boquien, M., Borissova, J., Bovy, J., Brandt, W. N., Brown, J., Brownstein, J. R., Brusa, M., Buchner, J., Bundy, K., Burchett, J. N., Bureau, M., Burgasser, A., Cabang, T. K., Campbell, S., Cappellari, M., Carlberg, J. K., Wanderley, F. C., Carrera, R., Cash, J., Chen, Y., Chen, W-H., Cherinka, B., Chiappini, C., Choi, P. D., Chojnowski, S. D., Chung, H., Clerc, N., Cohen, R. E., Comerford, J. M., Comparat, J., Da Costa, L., Covey, K., Crane, J. D., Cruz-Gonzalez, I., Culhane, C., Cunha, K., Dai, Y. S., Damke, G., Darling, J., Davidson Jr., J. W., Davies, R., Dawson, K., De Lee, N., Diamond-Stanic, A. M., Cano-Díaz, M., Sánchez, H. D., Donor, J., Duckworth, C., Dwelly, T., Eisenstein, D. J., Elsworth, Y. P., Emsellem, E., Eracleous, M., Escoffier, S., Fan, X., Farr, E., Feng, S., Fernández-Trincado, J. G., Feuillet, D., Filipp, A., Fillingham, S. P., Frinchaboy, P. M., Fromenteau, S., Galbany, L., García, R. A., García-Hernández, D. A., Ge, J., Geisler, D., Gelfand, J., Géron, T., Gibson, B. J., Goddy, J., Godoy-Rivera, D., Grabowski, K., Green, P. J., Greener, M., Grier, C. J., Griffith, E., Guo, H., Guy, J., Hadjara, M., Harding, P., Hasselquist, S., Hayes, C. R., Hearty, F., Hernández, J., Hill, L., Hogg, D. W., Holtzman, J. A., Horta, D., Hsieh, B., Hsu, C-H., Hsu, Y-H., Huber, D., Huertas-Company, M., Hutchinson, B., Hwang, H. S., Ibarra-Medel, H. J., Chitham, J. I., Ilha, G. S., Imig, J., Jaekle, W., Jayasinghe, T., Ji, X., Johnson, J. A., Jones, A., Jönsson, H., Katkov, I., Khalatyan, D. A., Kinemuchi, K., Kisku, S., Knapen, J. H., Kneib, J-P., Kollmeier, J. A., Kong, M., Kounkel, M., Kreckel, K., Krishnarao, D., Lacerna, I., Lane, R. R., Langgin, R., Lavender, R., Law, D. R., Lazarz, D., Leung, H. W., Leung, H-H., Lewis, H. M., Li, C., Li, R., Lian, J., Liang, F-H., Lin, L., Lin, Y-T., Lin, S., Lintott, C., Long, D., Longa-Peña, P., López-Cobá, C., Lu, S., Lundgren, B. F., Luo, Y., Mackereth, J. T., De La Macorra, A., Mahadevan, S., Majewski, S. R., Manchado, A., Mandeville, T., Maraston, C., Margalef-Bentabol, B., Masseron, T., Masters, K. L., Mathur, S., Mcdermid, R. M., Mckay, M., Merloni, A., Merrifield, M., Meszaros, S., Miglio, A., Di Mille, F., Minniti, D., Minsley, R., Monachesi, A., Moon, J., Mosser, B., Mulchaey, J., Muna, D., Muñoz, R. R., Myers, A. D., Myers, N., Nadathur, S., Nair, P., Nandra, K., Neumann, J., Newman, J. A., Nidever, D. L., Nikakhtar, F., Nitschelm, C., O’connell, J. E., Garma-Oehmichen, L., Luan Souza De Oliveira, G., Olney, R., Oravetz, D., Ortigoza-Urdaneta, M., Osorio, Y., Otter, J., Pace, Z. J., Padilla, N., Pan, K., Pan, H-A., Parikh, T., Parker, J., Peirani, S., Peña Ramírez, K., Penny, S., Percival, W. J., Perez-Fournon, I., Pinsonneault, M., Poidevin, F., Poovelil, V. J., Price-Whelan, A. M., Bárbara De Andrade Queiroz, A., Raddick, M. J., Ray, A., Rembold, S. B., Riddle, N., Riffel, R. A., Riffel, R., Rix, H-W., Robin, A. C., Rodríguez-Puebla, A., Roman-Lopes, A., Román-Zúñiga, C., Rose, B., Ross, A. J., Rossi, G., Rubin, K. H. R., Salvato, M., Sánchez, S. F., Sánchez-Gallego, J. R., Sanderson, R., Santana Rojas, F. A., Sarceno, E., Sarmiento, R., Sayres, C., Sazonova, E., Schaefer, A. L., Schiavon, R., Schlegel, D. J., Schneider, D. P., Schultheis, M., Schwope, A., Serenelli, A., Serna, J., Shao, Z., Shapiro, G., Sharma, A., Shen, Y., Shetrone, M., Shu, Y., Simon, J. D., Skrutskie, M. F., Smethurst, R., Smith, V., Sobeck, J., Spoo, T., Sprague, D., Stark, D. V., Stassun, K. G., Steinmetz, M., Stello, D., Stone-Martinez, A., Storchi-Bergmann, T., Stringfellow, G. S., Stutz, A., Su, Y-C., Taghizadeh-Popp, M., Talbot, M. S., Tayar, J., Telles, E., Teske, J., Thakar, A., Theissen, C., Tkachenko, A., Thomas, D., Tojeiro, R., Hernandez Toledo, H., Troup, N. W., Trump, J. R., Trussler, J., Turner, J., Tuttle, S., Unda-Sanzana, E., Vázquez-Mata, J. A., Valentini, M., Valenzuela, O., Vargas-González, J., Vargas-Magaña, M., Alfaro, P. V., Villanova, S., Vincenzo, F., Wake, D., Warfield, J. T., Washington, J. D., Weaver, B. A., Weijmans, A-M., Weinberg, D. H., Weiss, A., Westfall, K. B., Wild, V., Wilde, M. C., Wilson, J. C., Wilson, R. F., Wilson, M., Wolf, J., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Yan, R., Zamora, O., Zasowski, G., Zhang, K., Zhao, C., Zheng, Z., Zheng, Z. & Zhu, K., 1 Apr 2022, In: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 259, 2, 39 p., 35.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    The role of the cosmic web in the scatter of the galaxy stellar mass - gas metallicity relation

    Donnan, C. T., Tojeiro, R. & Kraljic, K., 14 Mar 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Astronomy. Advance Article

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    SDSS-IV MaNGA: 3D spin alignment of spiral and S0 galaxies

    Kraljic, K., Duckworth, C., Tojeiro, R., Alam, S., Bizyaev, D., Weijmans, A-M., Boardman, N. F. & Lane, R. R., 21 Apr 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. stab1109.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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