Drimmel Ronald - Gaia
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Astrophysical Observatory of Torino
Ronald Drimmel is a research astronomer at the Turin Astrophysical Observatory - INAF, whose broad research interests are Galactic structure and dynamics, and the ISM. Ron has been involved in Gaia since 1997, initially as a contributor to the Simulation and Photometric Working Groups and, and since late 2005 as an active member of CU3 (Core Processing) and CU8 (Astrophysical Parameters). In the past Ron has contributed a Galactic extinction model for the CU2 Universe Model. He currently coordinates a CU8 work package "Interstellar Extinction", charged with advising the other CU8 tasks on the best way to parameterize extinction and for developing a SW module to produce a total Galactic extinction map. Ron is also on the Gaia Payload Experts group, responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Gaia instrument.
[Published: 17/05/2004 | Updated 09/01/2015]
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