van Leeuwen Floor - 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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Floor van Leeuwen
Institute of Astronomy,
Floor van Leeuwen was leader of the UK's involvement in the data analysis for the Hipparcos mission, specialising in many aspects of the data processing, including detector calibration, attitude modelling, and photometric and variability analysis. He is currently working on the re-reduction of the Hipparcos data for single stars (see Space Science Reviews Vol 108, Issue 3, 2003). Floor has also been directly involved in Cambridge's contribution to the data analysis for the Planck mission. Since early 2003, he has been able to invest more time in the Gaia mission, and joined the Science Team where he advises on the overall system aspects of the mission, priorities and principles of the data analysis, and more specialised aspects such as the attitude control and reconstruction.
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