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Participants. Galaxy Modelling with a Gaia mock catalogue

(The number of participants is limited to ~40)

Name Institute Interests Lunch Dinner
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1. Daisuke Kawata MSSL,UCL,UK Generating Gaia Mock catalogue from N-body simulations. Spiral Structures, pattern speed and stellar motion around spiral arms. x x x x
2. Francesca Figueras UB (Spain) Kinematic tracers from Spiral Structure models x x x x
3. Mercč Romero-Gómez UB (Spain) Bar and Spiral Structure models x x x x
4. Luis Aguilar UB , UNAM   x x x x
5. Teresa Antoja Kapteyn (Netherlands)   x x x x
6. Joao Alves University of Vienna Data visualization. 3D modeling of the local ISM x x x x
7. Andre Moitinho SIM - U. Lisbon Type C participant. I'm interested in the selection of star clusters; Spiral arms; optically revealed star forming regions (Large scale star formation) x x x x
8. Coryn Bailer-Jones MPIA, Heidelberg Modelling Gaia data using Bayesian methods (i.e. as participant type B); overview of the expected results/accuracies on the astrophysical parameters from CU8 (i.e. as participant type C). x x x x
9. Andreea Font University of Birmingham Generating Gaia mock catalogues from numerical simulations and comparisons with the data (groups A and B). x x x x
10. Robyn Sanderson Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands) Constraining the dark matter distribution in the outer Galaxy with [mock] Gaia data (participant type B). x x x x
11. E. Athanassoula LAM, Marseille The bar/bulge and spirals in the MW x x x x
12. Xavier Luri UB - ICC- IEEC Luminosity calibrations, distance estimation x x x x
13. Yago Isasi UB - ICC - IEEC Explotation from the knowledge discovery point of view. Several technical architecture tests. x x x -
14. William O'Mullane ESA/ESAC GAP leader - interested in what users wish to do - provide support. x x x x
15. Richard Hanson Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg I am a new PhD student at MPIA and am working on extinction modelling within the Bayesian framework and detection of star clusters in the Milky Way. In the long run I would like to use Gaia data to fully test the derived methods and models to reconstruct an accurate extinction map of the Galaxy. This in turn will be used to devise and feed machine learning methods to find open star clusters. Therefore having access to mock catalogues will allow me to test and train the algorithms in great detail. x x x x
16. Alex Buedenbender Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg I am mainly interested in stellar dynamics and the dark matter distribution within the Milky Way. This requires a precise knowledge of the motion of stars in the 6D phase space and the determination of the galactic gravitational potential. With the help of the Gaia Mock Catalogue I would, together with Glenn van de Ven, test our dynamical models, especially the Schwarzschild method, in the question of how precisely we will be able to constrain the total, including dark matter, distribution as well as stellar phase-space density, within a radius of 2-3 kpc around the Sun. x x x x
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