Liu Chao - Gaia
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Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Chao joined the CU8 group at the MPIA in Heidelberg as a postdoc in January 2009 and is working on GSP-PHOT, which estimates stellar astrophysical parameters of Gaia sources with BP/RP spectra.
He got his master degree in Computer Science at Peking University and worked in industry for five years. Then, he turned to research and obtained his PhD in Astronomy in 2008.
His science interests are on the substructure of the Milky Way and faint dwarf galaxies nearby.
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