Werner Daniel - 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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Daniel Werner has a Master of Science with majors in Information Technology and advanced software engineering from EFREI, a Paris based 'University'. After having first worked on 3D programming and image processing in the visual effects industry, he joined ESA in 2004, working on the Ground-Station Back-End Infrastructure at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC).
In 2008, Daniel moved to the Science Mission Data Systems Section where he now manages the Gaia Simulator in parallel to other mission data system projects.
In his spare time, Daniel likes to practice sports like running, skiing, and triathlon.
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