ask theory, galactic archaeology, andreia carillo

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 123: Bakit Ang Hilig Nating Tumingala Sa Mga Bituin?

Dr. Andreia Carrillo is a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University, where she works as a galactic archaeologist. She studies the formation of our own Galaxy, the Milky Way, using data from real stars and from simulated universes.

We talked about what a galactic archaeologist does, what makes humanity want to look up at the stars so much, the state of astronomy and astrophysics in the Philippines, the ups and downs of being a Pinay scientist, the global presence of scientists from the Philippines, and more.

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