Lindstroem Hans - Gaia
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INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Italy
Hans studied physics at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. In 1983, M.Sc. in astronomy and astrophysics, specializing in comparison of classification of stars by using Strömgren photometry and MK spectral types.
He has primarily worked as system architect in the IT industry and has several years of experience in Java design, code and testing, primarily related to scientific software.
In 2005/6 he was granted nine-month leave of absence for a postdoc at Astronomisches Rechen Institute (ARI), Heidelberg, Germany, working as system architect for ARI's group for Gaia CU3 (working with Ulrich Bastian and Stefan Jordan).
Then, in 2007, related to the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University as a visiting scientist in the research group Stars and Galaxies Astrophysics (working with Erik Høg and Jens Knude).
Member of Gaia CU8 since 2007. Working part time primarily on interstellar extinction and development of the TGE software module for determination of Total Galactic Extinction, with focus on coding, testing and documentation, incl. software test reports and software release notes (working with Ronald Drimmel and Douglas Marshall).
Hans is also interested in galactic dynamics, including doing detailed simulations for Milky Way stellar and galactic cluster dynamics, and comparison with observations, for example using Gaia data.
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