Thierry Pauwels - Gaia
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels
Thierry Pauwels studied mathematics, with specialisation Astronomy, at the University of Ghent, where he got his PhD in 1987. Since 1984 he works at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in the section of Astrometry of Solar System objects, where he perpetuated the astrometric observations of asteroids initiated in the 1920 at the Royal Observatory. He is also responsible for the publication of the Yearbook of the Observatory with ephemerides and celestial phenomena, and for the digitisation projects at the Royal Observatory.
He became a member of the Gaia Solar System Working group shortly before it was absorbed in CU4. He then became DU leader of DU454 "Astrometric reduction of Solar System Objects". Developing the software for DU454 has now become his main activity.
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