Anglada-Escudé Guillem - Gaia
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University of Barcelona
Guillem Anglada-Escudé is a PhD student at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Jordi Torra and co-advisor Sergei Klioner (from the Lohrmann Observatory, Dresden). For one of his first contributions to Gaia, Guillem was involved in the integration of the relativistic model for the simulation/reduction processes in a consistent way (in the context of the GDASS2 study). His PhD thesis is devoted to the study of some key aspects of Gaia observations from a relativistic point of view. These include the effect of the satellite rotation, a refined kinematic model for stellar sources in nonlinear motion, and the sensitivity of Gaia measurements to the relativistic parameters of light deflection by Solar System planets.
Guillem also devotes a small part of his research time to exoplanet detection techniques by means of timing eclipsing binaries.
In the non-academic world, Guillem was "Councillor of Culture, Citizen participation and Youth" in his home village city council (Ullastrell, a small village near Barcelona). He resigned this position in 2005 to focus on his PhD thesis.
More detailed information on his research and personal interests can be found in his web page.
Guillem is no longer working for the Gaia Mission.
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