torra, ferran


Ferran joined the Gaia team at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in July 2016. Since then, he has been working in DPCB and CU3 as a software developer for IDU, mainly focused on the XM.

Ferran obtained two B.Sc. Degrees, in Physics and in Mathematics, at the UB. Specifically, the final degree project to complete his studies in Mathematics was focused on clustering analysis applied to the resolution stage of the IDU XM.

In his leisure time, he loves to practice mountaineering and traditional dances of Catalonia.

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Gaia UB team

The experience of our group at the Universitat de Barcelona (IEECICCUB) in the space sector dates from Hipparcos satellite (1989 – 1993) and has contributed from its very beginning to the concept of the Gaia mission and its design. Our team is providing important contributions to simulations, core and photometric processing and in the preparation of the data archive of the mission. It comprises 30 people between scientists and engineers, from developing big data management software to scientific testing and validation, and preparing for the scientific exploitation of the data of the mission . The Barcelona Data Processing Center also led by our team coordinates the running of the heaviest part of the operational data reduction system at the Marenostrum (Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC-CNS) and CSUC


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Carrer de Martí i Franquès, 1
Faculty of Phisics, Astronomy department, 7th floor
08028 Barcelona
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