Gilmore Gerry - Gaia
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Institute of Astronomy,
Gerry Gilmore has been involved in Gaia for some years. He was a member of the science team during the study phase, and contributed to the science case in the formal proposal to ESA. Gerry presented the strategic case for Gaia approval at the ESA selection meeting. He is PI of VEGA, the consortium which leads UK-funded Gaia activities, and hopes to generate considerable support for photometric data reduction, and useful real-time scientific products during Gaia's operations. Gerry's scientific interests include Galaxy formation and evolution, and the distribution and nature of Dark Matter: both can be studied optimally with the precision astrometry, radial velocities, and photometry which Gaia will provide. He also leads OPTICON, the EC Coordination network for Optical and Infrared astronomy.
Gerry's home page is here.
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