Gaia PhD Theses

The following table provides details on finished Gaia PhD theses. The theses might be related to the preparation of the Gaia mission, or they may be based on (or making use of) Gaia data. Entries are compiled from information sent to us through either the Gaia helpdesk or through the submission form as can be found at the bottom of the page.

  Name Year Title Institute(s) Country Supervisor(s) Bibcode
62 Titarenko, Anastasia 2017 Chemical properties and Ages of the Galactic populations Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur - Nice France A. Recio-Blanco  
61 Tapiador, Daniel 2017 Architecture, Techniques and Models for Enabling Data Science in the Gaia Mission Archive European Space Astronomy Centre and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Spain Eduardo Huedo, Luis M. Sarro  
60 Hanson, Richard 2017 Mapping 3D extinction and structures in the Milky Way Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Germany Coryn Bailer-Jones  
59 Delchambre, Ludovic 2017 Determination of quasar astrophysical parameters within the Gaia mission Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics, Liège University Belgium Prof. Jean Surdej  
58 Santana-Ros, Toni 2016 Physical models of single and binary asteroids from photometric surveys: preparation of Gaia data scientific exploitation Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Poland T. Michałowski  
57 Ruiz Dern, Laura 2016 Gaia: from the data validation to the Red Clump parameters Observatoire de Paris / CNES France Carine Babusiaux, Frédéric Arenou  
56 Drazinos, Petros 2016 Star forming regions and young stellar structures in nearby galaxies National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physics, Dpt of Astrohysics, Astronomy & Mechanics Greece Prof. Mary Kontizas and Dr. Evangelos Kontizas   
55 Palmer, Max 2015 Astrostatistics for Luminosity Calibration in the Gaia era University of Barcelona Spain Xavier Luri, Eduard Masana, Frédéric Arenou (Obs. Paris)  
54 Palaversa, Lovro 2015 Variability and standard candles in the era of new large-scale surveys Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva Switzerland Laurent Eyer  
53 Michalik, Daniel 2015 Tycho-Gaia and beyond: Combining data for precision astrometry Lund Sweden L. Lindegren, D. Hobbs, U. Lammers  
52 Guiglion, Guillaume 2015 Etude des populations galactiques par marquage chimique des populations stellaires Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur - Nice France A. Recio-Blanco & P. de Laverny  
51 Castañeda Pons, Javier 2015 High performance computing of massive Astrometry and Photometry data from Gaia University of Barcelona Spain Claus V. Fabricius, Jordi Torra  
50 Cantat-Gaudin, Tristan 2015 Open Clusters as Tracers of the Galactic Disk Universita Degli Studi di Padova Italy   2015PhDT.......260C         
49 Abedi, Hoda 2015 On the characterization of the Galactic warp in the Gaia era University of Barcelona Spain Francesca Figueras, Luis Aguilar (UNAM)  
48 Tabernero, H.M. 2014

Characterization of members to stellar kinematic groups using chemical tagging

Universidad Complutense (Madrid) Spain David Montes Gutiérrez, Jonay I. González Hernández 2014PhDT.......262T
47 Fustes Villadóniga, Diego 2014

Extracción de conocimiento en bases de datos astronómicas mediante redes de neuronas artificiales: aplicaciones en la misión Gaia

Universidade da Coruña Spain  
46 Roca Fàbrega, Santiago 2014 Milky Way-like galaxy simulations in the Gaia era: Disk large structures and baryonic content University of Barcelona Spain Francesca Figueras, O. Valenzuela (UNAM. México)  
45 Muraveva, Tatiana 2014 Improving the cosmic distance ladder. Distance and structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud. University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia (DIFA) Italy Bruno Marano, Gisella Clementini, Marcella Marconi, Enzo Brocato  
44 Spina, Lorenzo 2014 Metal abundances of star forming regions and young open clusters: towards a new paradigm with the Gaia-ESO Survey Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astrofisica Italy F. Palla, S. Randich 2014PhDT.......611S
43 Guédé, Céline 2013 Détermination de l'âge des étoiles de le cadre de la mission spatiale Gaia (FRENCH) Paris-Meudon Observatory France Y. Lebreton  
42 Anderson, Richard I. 2013 Classical Cepheids: High-precision Velocimetry, Cluster Membership, and the Effect of Rotation Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva Switzerland Laurent Eyer, Nami Mowlavi 2013PhDT.......363
41 Fries, Aidan Dermot 2013 The use of Java in large scientific applications in HPC environments (extra link) University of Barcelona / Barcelona Supercomputer Centre Spain Jordi Portell i de Mora, Raúl Sirvent (BSC)  
40 Nicoletti, Jean-Marc 2012 La détection de périodicités cachées EPFL Switzerland Stephan Morgenthaler, Laurent Eyer  
39 Czekaj, Maria Anna 2012

Preparing the Besançon Galaxy Model for the Gaia data explotation

University of Barcelona Spain Francesca Figueras, Xavier Luri, Annie Robin (Obs. Besançon, França)  
38 Belcheva, Maya 2012 Spatial distribution of stellar populations in nearby dwarf galaxies resolved in stars National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physics, Dept of Astrophysics, Astronomy & Mechanics Greece Prof. Mary Kontizas  
37 Karampelas, Antonios 2012 Statistical analysis and optimization of synthetic galaxy spectra for Gaia University of Athens Greece M. Kontizas, I. Bellas-Velidis, P. Niarchos  
36 Holl, Berry 2012 Characterisation and analysis of the astrometric errors in the global astrometric solution for Gaia Lund Observatory Sweden    
35 O'Mullane, William 2012 Implementing the Gaia Astrometric Solution (Large scientific database technologies and their applicability to Gaia) University of Barcelona Spain L. Lindegren, X. Luri  
34 Spano, Maxime 2012 Analyse photométrique d'étoiles évoluées dans le cadre de la variabilité à long terme Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva Switzerland

Laurent Eyer, Nami Mowlavi

33 Oszkiewicz, Dagmara 2012 Asteroid orbital inversion using Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo methods University of Helsinki Finland    
32 Santoro, Luca 2012 Tests of new physics in the code CESAM: application to Gaia OCA (Nice) / Astronomical Observatory of Padova France    
31 Krone-Martins, Alberto 2011 Ampliando horizontes da missão espacial Gaia graças a análise de objetos extensos / Plus loin avec la mission spatial Gaia grace à l'analyse des objets étendus

IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo/ University of Bordeaux I

Brazil / France R. Teixeira / C. Ducourant / C. Soubiran  
30 Pasquato, Ester 2011 Effect of stellar surface inhomogeneities on astrometric accuracy Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium    
29 Prod'homme, Thibaut 2011 From electrons to stars. Modelling and mitigation of radiation damage effects on astronomical CCDs Leiden Observatory Netherlands

A. Brown, K. Kuijken

28 Kordopatis, George 2011 Galactic archaeology: Observational constraints on the formation scenarios of the thick disc Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur - Nice France P. de Laverny & A. Bijaoui 2011PhDT.......439
27 Marinoni, Silvia 2011 Procedures of quality control and data analysis of multi-site ground-based observations for the absolute flux calibration of Gaia Bologna University Italy   2011PhDT........62
26 Saguner, Tenay 2011 Observed stellar spectra as templates for Gaia Astronomical Observatory of Padova Italy A. Vallenari, U. Munari 2011PhDT.......487S         
25 Gomez, Facundo Ariel 2010 Milky Way archaeology and the dynamical signatures of mergers Kapteyn Institute (Groningen) Netherlands A. Helmi 2010PhDT.......255G
24 Antoja Castelltort, Teresa 2010 Moving Groups as imprints of the non-axisymmetric components of the Milky Way University of Barcelona Spain F. Figueras, O. Valenzuela (UNAM, Mexico)  
23 Gavras, Panagiotis 2010 Evolution of very long period double and multiple stars University of Athens (UoA) and National Observatory of Athens (NOA) Greece    
22 Brown, Scott 2010 Calibrating for the effects of radiation damage across the Gaia astrometric field Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge) UK    
21 Tsalmantza, Paraskevi 2008 Synthetic spectra and classification of unresolved galaxies with Gaia University of Athens Greece    
20 Mignot, Shan 2008 Towards a demonstrator for autonomous object detection on board Gaia Meudon France    
19 Guerrier, Antoine 2008 Calibration of spectroscopic data from the Gaia mission (French) GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon France David Katz, Catherine Turon  
18 Mouret, Serge 2007 Asteroid mass determination with Gaia Paris / Nice France    
17 Livanou, Evdokia 2007 Large scale star formation in the MCs and its effect to the integrated spectra. Application to Gaia. National Observatory of Athens, Faculty of Physics Greece Prof. Mary Kontizas and Dr. Evangelos Kontizaslos  
16 Anglada Escudé, Guillem 2007 Experiments and relativistic models for optical astrometry from space. Application to the mission Gaia. University of Barcelona Spain Jordi Torra, Sergei A. Klioner  
15 Carrasco Martínez, José Manuel 2006 Design and characterization of ESA's Gaia Photometric System (Spanish) University of Barcelona Spain Carme Jordi  
14 Joergensen, Bjarne R. 2005 Determination of stellar ages and star formation histories - a Bayesian approach Lund Sweden    
13 Dischler, Johann 2005 Population synthesis predictions of the eclipsing binaries observable with Gaia Lund Sweden    
12 Busonero, Deborah 2005 The Gaia astrometric measurement model: error budget and calibration issues Siena Italy    
11 Portell i de Mora, Jordi 2005 Payload Data Handling, Telemetry and Data Compression Systems for Gaia Barcelona, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya Spain Enrique García Berro Montilla, Xavier Luri Carrascoso  
10 Sordo, Rosanna 2005 Real and synthetic spectroscopy: validation from eclipsing binaries and application to Gaia calibration Asiago Italy    
9 Wolff, Stefan 2005 Near Earth objects: theory, detection and observation Copenhagen Denmark    
8 Willemsen, Philip 2004 Automated analysis of standard and novel optical data Bonn Germany    
7 Dollet, Claire 2004 Sky surveys with an imaging satellite OCA (Nice) France    
6 Marrese, Paola 2004 Eclipsing binaries in Gaia as tracers of basic stellar parameters Asiago Italy    
5 Crosta, Maria Teresa 2003 Methods of relativistic astrometry for the analysis of astrometric data in the gravitational field of the Solar System Torino/Padova Italy    
4 Belokurov, Vasily 2003 Variability in astrophysical surveys Oxford UK    
3 Babusiaux, Carine 2003 Photometric study of the Milky Way Cambridge UK    
2 Thomas, Eric 2000 Contributions à l' Interférométrie spatiale. Astrométrie globale et Détection de Planètes extra-solaires OCA(Nice) France Farrokh Vakili 2000PhDT.........5T
1 Quist, Carl Fredrik 2000 Studies of double and multiple stars using space astrometry Lund University Sweden L.Lindegren 2000PhDT.........2Q


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