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Jörg R. Hörandel

Associate Professor of Astroparticle Physics

Co-Director of the International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics - Maurice M. Shapiro in Erice

Chairman of the Committee of Astroparticle Physics in the Netherlands (CAN)

Selected Functions

2011- Member of the Commission on Astroparticle Physics (C4) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
2014- Leader radio detection R&D task force of the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Auger Engineering Radio Array (AERA)
2007- Principal Investigator LOFAR Key Science Project Cosmic Rays
2014- Leader Camera Test Facility (CTF) of CTA
2014- Coordinator of the NWO research program on astroparticle physics WARP
2014- Member of the Consortium Board of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
2010- Member of the Collaboration Board of the Pierre Auger Observatory
2000- Member of the steering committee of the KASCADE-Grande experiment
2007- Member of the steering committee of the LOPES experiment
2013- Member of the Scientific Committee of the International School on Astroparticle Physics (ISAPP)
2012- Member of the NOVA Instrument Steering Committee (ISC)
2012- Co-founder and co-organizer of the IMAPP colloquium, an interdisciplinary colloquium for the Institute of Mathematics, Astroparticle and Particle Physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen
2007-2012 Member of the teaching commission of the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen (OLC)
2009-2012 Member of the national teaching commission to coordinate the astronomy education in the Netherlands (LOCNOC)
2003-2007 Member of the executive board of the Center of Excellence for Elementary Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics (CETA) at the University of Karlsruhe
2003-2006 Member of the steering committee of the Virtual Institute for High-Energy Radiation from the Cosmos (VHIKOS)

Member of

AIRFLY Collaboration
CTA Consortium
KASCADE-Grande Collaboration
LOFAR Collaboration
LOPES Collaboration
Pierre Auger Collaboration
TRACER Science Team

Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
German Physical Society (DPG)
European Physical Society (EPS)
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
German Astronomical Society (AG)
Dutch Astronomy Club (NAC)
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV)

Scientific profile

Experimental astroparticle physics,
origin of cosmic rays,
detector development and construction (astroparticle and medical physics),
development of data acquisition systems (hard and software),
data analysis, simulations, air shower simulations,
hadronic interactions at high energies,
(radio) detection of extensive air showers,
experimental work to investigate the properties and origin of cosmic rays with direct and indirect measurements,
phenomenological work on the origin of cosmic rays.

Career

1994 Diploma in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1997 PhD in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1997 Scientific Assistant, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
1998 Scientific Assistant, Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1999-2000 Research Associate, Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, USA
2000-2004 Scientific Assistant, Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2004 Habilitation (venia legendi) in Physics, Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2004-2007 Privatdozent (Assistant Professor), Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
2007-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2012- Member of the Dutch Institute of Subatomic Physics (Nikhef)
2014- Associate Professor, Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands


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