Theodora Karalidi

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Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

PSB 104


Research Groups


Dr Karalidi is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in the characterization of brown dwarfs and exoplanets. Her work focuses on trying to understand more about these exciting objects by modeling their flux and polarization spectra and mapping their atmospheres (and potentially surfaces). She got her PhD from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She then was a postdoc at Steward Observatory, at the University of Arizona and at the Department of Astronomy, at the University of California Santa Cruz. She joined UCF as an Assistant Professor in 2019.