Bellazzini Michele - 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.
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European Space Astronomy Centre
I was born in a nice town on the Ligurian sea, Santa Margherita Ligure, near Genova, in 1966. I got my degree in astronomy in 1991 and my PhD in 1996, both at the Bologna University. I'm a researcher astronomer (staff) at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna since 1997. My research is focused on stellar populations, globular clusters, dwarf galaxies and galaxy formation, mainly from an observational point of view.
I started working for Gaia in late 2005, in CU5, and particularly on the absolute flux calibration of Gaia BP/RP spectra and G band photometry.
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