Gerry Gilmore is Professor of Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge University, and leads the UK involvement in the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft. Gaia is currently producing the first 6-dimensional map of the Milky Way galaxy. Gerry comes from New Zealand, and is interested is the origins of the Milky Way itself, as traced through the chemical elements in the stars and ourselves. He uses stellar motions to map the distribution of Dark Matter, hoping for a clue to its nature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Gaia – one billion pixels, one billion stars, one amazing satellite