Antonio Ordoñez

Graduate Student


401 Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 294–1835
(352) 392–5089


Educational Background
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.Sc., Physics, University of Central Florida, 2012
Areas of Specialty
PSF fitting photometry, light curve analysis, signal processing, simulation

Research Interests
Pulsating variable stars, Local Group dwarf galaxies, star cluster evolution, star formation, dynamics

After four years of physics/astronomy work at the University of Central Florida, I joined the corp of graduate students at the University of Florida in Fall 2012. I began working with Dr. Jonathan Tan characterizing the dynamical evolution of star clusters. Shortly after that, I started stellar population work with Dr. Ata Sarajedini and got hooked on variable stars. My thesis work now consists of studying the variable star populations in various dwarf galaxies of the Local Group with the aim of better understanding their evolutionary histories.