Bailer-Jones Coryn - Gaia
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Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Coryn Bailer-Jones leads the Coordination Unit 8 "Astrophysical Parameters" in the DPAC. Its purpose is to classify and estimate physical parameters for all the different types of objects which Gaia will observe.
Coryn is a staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Hedelberg, where he leads a group of several postdocs and students developing statistical analysis and machine learning methods for Gaia, amongst other things. His scientific interests include stellar astrophysics, Galactic structure, Bayesian methods, and the impact of astronomical phenomena on Earth climate and biological evolution.
Coryn's home page is here.
[Published: 05/01/2004 | Updated: 18/05/2011]
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