Lauri Siltala - Gaia
University of Helsinki
Lauri is an astronomy PhD student at the University of Helsinki supervised by Mikael Granvik. He joined Coordination Unit 9 (Catalogue Access) in May 2017 where he works on validation of Gaia astrometry of the asteroids.
His main research interests are the small bodies of the solar system. In particular, he is currently writing his PhD thesis on asteroid mass estimation using Markov chain Monte Carlo.
During his free time, he enjoys practising historical European martial arts, tabletop roleplaying, reading and computer gaming.
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