Dr. Xavier Bertou
Av. Bustillo 10985
8400 San Carlos de Bariloche
Río Negro, Argentina
Tel: (00 54) (29 44) 529 581
Email: bertou@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

2004- :Auger post doctoral fellowship at the Centro Atómico Bariloche
2002-2004 :Grainger Fellowship from the University of Chicago (group of Prof. James W. Cronin). Function: Scientific Operations Coordinator for the Pierre Auger Observatory of Malargüe
1999-2001 :Thesis: The Pierre Auger Observatory. Towards the detection of Photons and Neutrinos at Ultra High Energy? at LPNHE (Paris)
1999-2001 :Teaching at Paris VII University on various experimental topics
1997-1998 :Military Service at the IAP (Paris) on the data from the ISO satellite
1996-1997 :DEA "Astrophysique et Techniques Spatiales" (Paris VII). Work on the detection of horizontal showers in the Pierre Auger Observatory
1994 :Admission at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris

  • Responsible for the Auger Surface Detector (SD) calibration
  • Auger SD event selection
  • Auger SD event reconstruction
  • Responsible for the integration of the low energy extension of SD (AMIGA: Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array) to Auger
  • Principal Investigator of the Large Aperture Grb Observatory (LAGO)
  • GRB detection by single particle technique
  • Programation of the local (electronics) and central DAQ of LAGO


Main publications Automatic search: Spires

  • X. Bertou et al. Calibration of the surface array of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A568:839--846, 2006.
  • X. Bertou and D. Allard. Detection of GRB with water Cherenkov detectors. Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A553:299--303, 2005.
  • X. Bertou, P. Billoir, O. Deligny, C. Lachaud, and A. Letessier-Selvon. Tau neutrinos in the auger observatory: A new window to uhecr sources. Astroparticle Physics, 17:183--193, 2002.
  • X. Bertou, P. Billoir, and S. Dagoret-Campagne. LPM effect and pair production in the geomagnetic field: a signature of ultra-high energy photons in the Pierre Auger Observatory. Astroparticle Physics, 14:121--130, 2000.
  • Xavier Bertou, Murat Boratav, and Antoine Letessier-Selvon. Physics of extremely high energy cosmic rays. Int. J. Mod. Phys., A15:2181--2224, 2000.