Evans Dafydd Wyn - Gaia
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Institute of Astronomy
Dafydd Wyn Evans is part of the CASU group at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. After completing his PhD at the IoA, Dafydd joined the Royal Greenwich Observatory and worked on Hipparcos data reductions. During this period he was chairman of the Photometry Working Group. Since then he has worked on the Carlsberg Meridian Telescope, WFCAM and VISTA projects.
Dafydd's initial Gaia interests were mainly focused on the Variable Stars Working Group of which he was the co-leader. He is currently Deputy Manager of CU7 (Variability Processing). He also works in CU5 (Photometric Processing) and has interests in CU2 (Data Simulations.)
Dafydd's home page is here.
[Published: 21/03/2005 | Updated: 29/05/2006]
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