Biermann Michael - Gaia
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Michael Biermann graduated from Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg in 1997 with a study on statistical aspects of astrometry. In 2001 he was awarded his PhD based on a thesis on accretion disc theory. He then worked on various aspects of the (now cancelled) German DIVA project. Michael is now based at Landessternwarte Heidelberg and is a member of the Heidelberg group studying the Gaia Science First-Look task.
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