Alberto Etchegoyen - Curriculum Vitae


Alberto Etchegoyen Licenciado (Master) in Physical Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (1976). “Doctor of Philosophy”, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (1982). “Investigador Superior”, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA). “Investigador Superior”, National Research Council (CONICET). Professor at National Technology University. Head, Gerencia de Tecnología e Investigación en Altas Energías, CNEA. Founder Director ITeDA (CNEA, CONICET, UNSAM),

Responsible for the scientific and technical creation of the Institute of Technology in Detection and Astroparticles (ITeDA) on November 24, 2009. CNEA and CONICET, two of the most reputed science and technology institutions in the country, established a joint institute alongside UNSAM. Its aim is the research, development and training of qualified personnel in experiments and technologies associated with sciences of the universe and astroparticles imbedded in large international projects.

Argentina Director of the Double Doctoral Degree in Astrophysics KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology-Germany) and UNSAM, approved in 2013 by the Centro Universitario Argentino- Alemán/Deutsch-Argentinisches Hochschulzentrum ( Binational career, four new PhD students per year with common curricula and at least a year stay in partner country, exchange of professors (2 each country/year).

Academic responsible for the creation of the “Doctorado en Astrofísica” UNSAM Oct/2013. Accredited by CoNEAU (“Comisión Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación Universitaria”).



High-energy cosmic-ray research, Argentina Country Representative and Southern Observatory Spokesperson, ( Argentina's primary responsibility of the Pierre Auger Project since January 1995.


(“Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array”). 10 17 – 10 19 eV cosmic ray research. Innovative muon counters. Project Principal Investigator: Project conceptual design was personal, prototyping, testing, and commissioning, ( JSINT 041 (2016) P1015; JINST 10 (2015) T09004; JINST 9 (2014) T04003; JINST 8 (2013) P12014; Astrop. Phys. 29, (2008) pp. 461-470.


(“Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology”) B-modes of the polarization of the CMB to study the cosmological inflation epoch ( Argentina Country Representative. QUBIC Technological Design Report,, 15/Sep/2016.


(“Agua Negra Deep Experiment Site”) Underground (1700 m below ground) Laboratory to be built in the Túnel de Agua Negra entre Argentina y Chile, ( Research in dark matter, neutrino, geoscience, and biology.


International Prizes
  1. Helmholtz International Fellow Award; Helmholtz Association, Dec/2012.
  2. Science Diplomacy Prize for contributions in transboundary research project – 2014; The World Academy of Science, Oct/2014.
Nacional Group Prize
  1. Konex Prize to the Observatorio Pierre Auger: Mención Especial por los dos “Hechos Destacados de la Década en Ciencia y Tecnología”, 2013.


  1. Working Group on Astroparticle Physics, Global Science Forum, OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development). Argentina Representative, Feb/2009 – Feb/2011.
  2. DSA3/ESA(“Deep Space Antenna 3”), Panel Member from CNEA, CONAE, CONICET for Argentinean proposals evaluation. (, Mar/2012 – Sep/2015.
  3. Advisory Physics Commission, CONICET, 2014 (Alternate Chair), 2015 (Chair).
  4. Comisión de Astronomía y Ciencias del Universo, MINCyT (Ministerio de Investigación, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Large Facilities Review Panel for the Argentinean roadmap, since Oct/2008.
  5. Member, Member Board of HAP (Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics), since May/2012.


  • Licenciatura (Master) Theses: 8
  • Doctoral Theses: 15
  • In Co-supervision: 6


  1. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Drexel (Jan-Jul 1985). Research on Nuclear
  2. Guest Scientist, CDF Collaboration, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, USA, 1990- 1992. Research on High Energy Physics.
  3. Senior Fullbright Fellowship. University of Utah (Dec-98- Mar-99). Research on cosmic-ray physics.


  1. Astroparticle Strategy in South America, ASPERA: European Strategy for Astroparticle Physics, Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre, Collège de France, Paris, 21- 22/Nov/2011, ASPERA Invited Seminar on Astroparticle in South America and participant in the Roundtable of Worldwide Coordination,
  2. AMIGA, Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array; 30 th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Mérida, México, (2007) #1307; first international meeting where AMIGA was presented.
  3. Layout of the Pierre Auger Observatory; 27 th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Hamburg (2001); p703, first international meeting where the Auger Project was presented.
  4. The Auger International Collaboration; only member of the International Collaboration not from the US Collaboration defending the project in front of SAGENAP (Scientific Advisory Group in Experimental Non Accelerator Physics) by which Auger was approved in US, Washington DC, 3-4/Nov/1997.
  5. The Argentinean Proposal for the Installment of the Southern Auger Observatory; defense of the Argentinean proposal to host the Auger Observatory in front of the International Collaboration, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 1995). Argentina was chosen as host.


Total International Publications: 153

  1. Correlation of the highest-energy cosmic rays with nearby extragalactic objects, Abraham, J. et al. (The Pierre Auger Collaboration), Science, 318 (5852), pp. 938-943 (2007).
  2. Properties and performance of the prototype instrument for the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 523, pp. 50-95 (2004).
  3. Measurement of the Depth of Maximum of Extensive Air Showers above 10 18 eV. The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Physical Review Letters, vol. 104, pp. 1-7 (2010).
  4. Design Concepts for the Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA: an Advanced Facility for Ground- Based High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy. The CTA Consortium, Experimental Astronomy, vol. 32, pp. 1-124 (2011).
  5. Inclusive J/ψ, ψ(2S ), and b-quark production in p̄p collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV. The CDF Collaboration. Physical Review Letters vol. 69 (26), pp. 3704-3708 (1992).