Meynadier Frédéric - Gaia
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Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
I worked on the Gaia Project as a developer for non-single stars data processing, and as deputy-manager of the spectroscopic data processing Coordination Unit for almost 2 years. I would have been delighted to continue working within the Gaia project, but an unexpected opportunity for a permanent position on another project arose and I really couldn't take the risk to refuse it...
So, I'd like to seize this opportunity to thank very warmly all the fine people I met during these two years. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you. I hope we'll meet again and wish you luck and success for the years to come!
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