Rybizki Jan - Gaia
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Max-Planck Institute of Astronomy, Heidelberg
Jan studied physics in Hannover and Beijing and wrote his diploma thesis on optical fibres in the LISA satellite. He did his PhD at the University of Heidelberg graduating on inference from chemodynamical modelling of the Milky Way. Then he did a Postdoc on chemical evolution modelling at MPIA before joining the Gaia team.
He is experienced in statistical inference, chemical evolution models and synthetic Milky Way observations. His personal webpage can be found here.
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