Dorsch Dirk - Gaia
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Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg
Dirk Dorsch is a recently graduated bachelor of computer science. On 15 December 2006 he started work as a software engineer in the Gaia group of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut at Heidelberg. He will mainly work on Java programming for the First Look and other core processing tasks. Dirk's first job was to transform the Fortran prototype of the "ring solution" method for the First-Look subtask called "one-day astrometric solution" into Java software suited to run within the Gaia processing environment.
He left Gaia in June 2008.
[Published: 02/04/2007. Updated: 14/08/2008]
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