Timo Prusti

Gaia Project Scientist


Main Research Fields

My scientific interests fall under topics related to star formation. These span studies of young star clusters in close by regions to research of disks around stars. At the moment work is focusing to utilise the Gaia DR2 data in studies of young stars. Of special attention are young stellar populations in the Gould Belt region both to probe star formation processes, but also to understand the Gould Belt structure itself.


Star Formation

Gould Belt

Young Stellar Object


Ongoing collaborations

Many external collaborations and ESTEC "Gaia group" (Jos de Bruijne and Daniel Michalik).



Project/mission at ESA


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