Teyssier David - 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.
The list of Gaia contributors presented here should not be considered a complete representation of the entire consortium. A more complete list of Gaia contributors that were involved in the creation of the Gaia catalogues can be obtained from the author lists of the Gaia Collaboration papers (for Gaia Data Release 1 see here, for Gaia Data Release 2 see here, for Gaia Early Data Release 3 see here). A history of contributions to the Gaia mission can be found from the acknowledgements given with each data release.
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Gaia DPAC Project Office - Madrid
After obtaining a MSc in Aeronautics in Toulouse, I discovered the world of radio-astronomy while working as support astronomer at the Institute of Radio-Astronomie Millimetrique in Granada, Spain.
After two years there, I started a PhD in Paris to work on the calibration of one of the payload instruments of the Herschel satellite. This was the beginning of a long adventure where I had the chance to see what was just a design at the time turn into a real state-of-the-art hardware, to then be flown on a fantastic space platform. During that time I spent some years in the Netherlands to support the instrument testing, before moving to ESAC in 2005 to become part of the Herschel SOC as instrument scientist.
This lasted until July 2017 when I finally joined the Gaia DPAC Project Office in support of the Project Coordinator.
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