Hoar John - 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.
Gaia DPAC members who wish to be featured on these pages can contact the Gaia Helpdesk.
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
John is the Science Operations System and Test Engineer working in the Gaia Science Operation Centre. His responsibilities lie in the area of the scientific operations of Gaia on a day-to-day basis, including the initial data treatment of Gaia science data and payload monitoring.
Before joining the Gaia project John worked for the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, where he was involved in the development and maintenance of computer systems used in the XMM-Newton ground segment.
Away from Gaia, his interests include playing the guitar, 3D rendering and exploring Spain with his wife Cristina and daughter Emma.
John was involved in Gaia till the end of 2012, when he moved to Euclid.
[Published: 09/10/2006 | Updated: 08/01/2013]
Gaia people archive