Seabroke George - Gaia
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Mullard Space Science Laboratory
George obtained his Astrophysics PhD, "Probing the Milky Way galaxy through thick and thin (discs and halo) with the Correlation Radial Velocities (CORAVEL) and Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) surveys" from Cambridge in 2007, supervised by Gerry Gilmore and Wyn Evans. Ever since then he has been a post-doc funded by the UK Gaia grant. After his PhD, he joined the e2v centre for electronic imaging (CEI) at Brunel University. The CEI (and George) moved to the Open University in 2008. During this position, George modelled Gaia's e2v CCD pixel architecture, including the Supplementary Buried Channel, as part of the DPAC Working Group (WG) Radiation Task Force, CU5 DU10 and CU6.
Since Gaia's launch, George has been very active in public outreach in the UK. This includes participation in the Gaia Live in Schools event, a Gaia teacher training event and the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
[Published: 15/01/2010; Updated: 06/01/2015]
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