Spokesperson since November 2010
Spokesperson Dr. Karl-Heinz Kampert is Professor of Physics and the Chair of Particle Astrophysics at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany. His main research interests are cosmic rays and neutrino physics at the Pierre Auger Observatory, the IceCube project, and KASCADE/GRANDE. In each of these he was responsible for the design and construction of significant hardware components.
His previous post was a professor at the University of Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Research Center, and at the University of Münster. Before working in particle astrophysics, he conducted studies as a postdoctoral scientist on high energy heavy ion reactions. He has worked at CERN, Brookhaven, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Co-Spokesperson is Antonio Bueno, Professor of Physics at University of Granada, Spain. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 1994. He got a faculty position at University of Granada in 2002. Before he worked as a postdoc at Harvard University and ETH Zürich. His main research interests were neutrino physics and direct dark matter searches with detectors made of liquified noble gases.
In 2006 he joined the Pierre Auger collaboration. Now his main research interests focuses in elucidating the mass composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Previous to his election as co-spokesperon, he served during three years as co-leader of the mass composition physics task.