Guy Leanne - Gaia
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Leanne Guy received her Ph.D in particle physics from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1999. Leanne's research focused on the study of strange B meson decays at the LHC and the sensitivity of the ATLAS detector to measure CP violation parameters.
After her Ph.D studies, Leanne worked as a staff member and section leader at CERN, developing Grid middleware and the data processing systems used today to manage data from the LHC experiments. Leanne subsequently worked in investment banking as Grid systems manager, developing and managing a global Grid computing system for derivatives trading.
In 2007, Leanne joined the Variability Processing Group, CU7, at the Observatoire de Genève, working predominantly on variability detection and the development of algorithms for the characterisation of variable stars.
In her free time, Leanne enjoys skiing, mountaineering, scuba diving, and travelling to remote places. In 2008, on an expedition to the north pole, she collected data in support of ESA's ice mission CryoSat-2, reported in an ESA web article.
Leanne left Gaia at the end of 2017 to take up the position of Data Management Scientist on LSST in the USA. She can be contacted at leanne.guy @ lsst.org.
Published: 15/02/2013 / Updated: 23 May 2018
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