Timo Prusti

Gaia Project Scientist


Main Research Fields

My scientific interests fall under topics related to star formation. These span studies of young stellar populations in close by regions to research of disks around stars. At the moment work is focusing on utilising the end of summer 2016 Gaia intermediate data release. Of special attention are young star populations in the Gould Belt clouds 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


We are happy to support research fellows working with Gaia on scientific topics beyond our personal scientific expertise.