The Gaia Science Team


The Gaia Science Team (GST) provides ESA with advice and guidance on the design, implementation, data analysis, and all other aspects related to the scientific performance and goals of Gaia.

Current members of the Gaia Science Team
Carme Jordi (from 2002) Barcelona, Spain
Sergei Klioner (from 2007) Dresden, Germany
Lennart Lindegren (from 2001) Lund, Sweden
François Mignard (from 2013) Nice, France
Maria-Sofia Randich (from 2007) Arcetri, Italy
Rodolfo Smiljanic (from 2021) Warsaw, Poland
Nicholas Walton (from 2007) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Anthony Brown  (from 2009)  Leiden, The Netherlands (DPAC Chair, ex officio member of GST)
Timo Prusti (from 2007) ESA/ESTEC (GST Chair, Gaia Project Scientist)
Johannes Sahlmann (from 2024) ESA/ESAC

From left to right: Carme Jordi, Sergei Klioner, Caroline Soubiran, Lennart Lindegren, François Mignard, Maria-Sofia Randich, Anthony Brown (DPACE chair), Timo Prusti (Gaia Project Scientist), Nicholas Walton.


Former members of the Gaia Science Team
Conny Aerts (2007 - 2008) Leuven, Belgium
Frédéric Arenou (2001 - 2005) Meudon, France
Carine Babusiaux (2006 - 2007) Meudon, France
Coryn Bailer-Jones (2001 - 2007) MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany
Ulrich Bastian (2001 - 2007) ARI, Heidelberg, Germany
Anthony Brown (2006 - 2007) Leiden, The Netherlands
Mark Cropper (2006 - 2007) MSSL - UCL, United Kingdom
Eva Grebel (2007 - 2008) ARI, Heidelberg, Germany
Erik Høg (2001 - 2007) Copenhagen, Denmark
Andrew Holland (2001 - 2005) Leicester/Brunel, United Kingdom
Fred Jansen (2006) ESA/ESTEC (Gaia Project Scientist)
David Katz (2001 - 2007) Meudon, France
Mario Lattanzi (2001 - 2005) Torino, Italy
Floor van Leeuwen (2003 - 2007) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Xavier Luri (2001 - 2007) Barcelona, Spain
François Mignard (2001 - 2012) Nice, France
Michael Perryman (2001 - 2006) ESA/ESTEC (Gaia Project Scientist)
Caroline Soubiran (from 2009 - 2021) Bordeaux, France

Members of the Gaia Science Advisory Group (1997 - 2000)
(Corresponding to Phase A: the Project Feasibility Phase)
Gerard Gilmore Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
Erik Høg Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen (formerly Copenhagen University Observatory)
Mario Lattanzi Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino
Lennart Lindegren Lund Observatory
Siegfried Röser (until 1998) ARI, Heidelberg
Tim de Zeeuw Sterrewacht Leiden
François Mignard Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice
Klaas de Boer (from 1998) University of Bonn
Xavier Luri (from 1998) Universitat de Barcelona
Michael Perryman ESA/ESTEC (Gaia Study Scientist)