Estela Fernandez-Valenzuela

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Assistant Scientist

Florida Space Institute

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Estela Fernández-Valenzuela is a assistant scientist at the Florida Space Institute as part of the Preeminent Postdoctoral program at the University of Central Florida. She completed her degree in Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid. She received a Master’s degree in Astrophysics at the same university while collaborating with the University of Jaén, studying blazars with photometric techniques. Thereafter, she moved to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía in Granada, where she carried out research activities that led her to her Ph.D. in Physics and Space Science from the University of Granada. Her thesis dealt primarily with the application of photometry at optical wavelengths to the study of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) and centaurs.