Cian Crowley - Gaia
European Space Agency
Cian Crowley joined the Gaia Project Scientist's Support Team at ESTEC in November 2009. His role within the Gaia team deals with the analysis of data from various radiation tests on the spacecraft CCD detectors. This is performed with a view to determining the optimum Gaia operating strategy to minimise the effects of radiation damage on the detectors and also implementing a strategy for calibration in the on-ground data processing.
Previously, Cian has worked predominantly on space-based observations of red giant and symbiotic binary stars. This work took place at Trinity College Dublin, where he obtained his PhD, and subsequently worked as a research fellow.
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