Vecchiato Alberto - Gaia
Gaia was proposed in 1993 and since then, many people have been involved in the Gaia mission, whether at ESA, at industry side or at one of the institutes involved in the Gaia data processing. The Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a collaboration which consists of around 450 scientists and engineers.
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Astronomical Observatory of Torino
Alberto Vecchiato graduated in Physics at the University of Padova, and completed his PhD in Space Science and Technologies in 2001. He has a post-doctoral position at the Astronomical Observatory of Torino and works mainly on the development of the RAMOD project, which aims at formulating and implementing a Relativistic model for astrometric data reduction. He is a core member of both the Relativistic and Reference Frame Working Group and of the Simulation Working Group.
As a Physicist, he is mainly interested in the various ways of testing General Relativity with high-precision experiments, a subject that was studied in this article for the Gaia case.
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