Information about myself

Tim Huege

My name is Tim Huege and I am deputy group leader of the "Cosmic Ray Technologies" group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Astroparticle Physics. I also hold a part-time professorship in the Inter-University Institute For High Energies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. My main work is in the Pierre Auger Collaboration and the LOFAR Cosmic Ray Key Science Project, as well as in the further development of theĀ CoREAS code. Furthermore, I am project coordinator for CORSIKA8, the next-generation air-shower simulation framework.

From April 2008 to December 2013, the Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group Development of a Next Generation Hybrid Detector Concept for the Pierre Auger Observatory (VH-NG-413) worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology under the leadership of Tim Huege as principal investigator. The following gives a short summary of the group's scope:

Members of the Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group at the LOPES experiment in KarlsruheEven almost 100 years after the discovery of cosmic rays, fundamental questions regarding their nature and origin are still unanswered. This especially applies to the ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) above ~10^19 eV, which should directly point back to their sources, yet are extremely difficult to observe due to their scarcity (down to less than one particle per km^2 and century). The Pierre Auger Observatory, currently covering a collecting area of ~3000 km^2 in the southern hemisphere, measures the energy spectrum and elemental composition of UHECRs.