Gerry Gilmore (New Zealand) is Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University. He established and has led the very successful OPTICON series of EC-funded projects. He is dedicated to a European view of European astronomy, having been involved in UK accession to ESO, in proposing and presenting to ESA, and leading in the UK, the Gaia project, and recently in co-leading the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey. He is also an enthusiast for time-domain astronomy, and clever exciting new ideas.
Gerry’s role in ORP is through the management team, and through co-leadership of WP2/JA1 (with Mike Garrett, Manchester).