Busonero Deborah - Gaia
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Department of Physics
Deborah Busonero completed her PhD in Physics with the thesis on "The Gaia astrometric measurement model: error budget and calibration issues", defended on 11 March, 2005, at the University of Siena (Italy). Her PhD supervisor is Dr. Mario Gai (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino) and her PhD Tutor is Prof. Pier Simone Marrocchesi (University of Siena). Deborah's thesis is mostly focused on a detailed model of the electro-optical response of the Gaia payload, for the baseline and alternative configurations, with the goal of defining tools for realistic evaluation of the measurement performance and identifying appropriate calibration methods.
In January 2002 Deborah became a core member of the On-ground and In-orbit Calibration working group. At present she is engaged in a collaboration with Prof. Mario Lattanzi and Dr. Mario Gai on "Modelling of the Gaia astrometric measurement and of the instrument calibration procedures".
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