Brown Anthony - Gaia
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Anthony Brown obtained his PhD in Leiden on the topic of the stellar content and evolution of OB associations and subsequently worked on the analysis of the Hipparcos data for the Hyades cluster. He has spent time as a postdoc at the Instituto de Astronomia in Ensenada, Mexico, and at the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany. Since 2001 he is back in Leiden where he now holds a permanent position as a researcher.
Anthony has been involved with Gaia since 1997, contributing first to the science case for the mission. His main contributions have been to the optimization of the photometric filter system (used in the Gaia designs up to 2006) as a member of the photometric and classification working groups. Since January 2006 he is member of the Gaia science team. He is also a member of the CU5 management team and within this coordination unit he is focused mainly on the development of the methods and algorithms for the processing of the dispersed images from BP/RP, and on the reconstruction of images from the white light data collected with the SM and AF CCDs. Anthony is also the Scientist in Charge for Leiden Observatory within the ELSA (European Leadership in Astrometry) programme.
Anthony's home page is here.
[Published: 08/09/2003 | Updated: 08/02/2007]
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