Jörg Fassbinder was born in 1954 in Heidelberg/Germany and studied geophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he received his diploma in 1985 (Diplomarbeit: Bau einer Apparatur zur Bestimmung der Zeitabhängikeit der magnetischen Anfangssuszeptibilität und Messung an Titanomagnetiten).In 1993 he finished his PhD thesis and in 2009 his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) for the subject of geophysics. After intensive work at the departments for the preservation of monuments of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg he worked together with Becker at the BLfD, where he currently is acting as head of the department for Archaeological Prospection and Aerial Archaeology. Jörg Fassbinder is a leader and contributor to various national and international prospection projects in co-operation with e.g. the Eurasia Department and the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Institute within South-Siberia, Kasachstan, Jemen, Irak, Iran, Syria and Egypt (since 1996). His other important projects include the cooperation with the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg/ Russia for the exploration of prehistoric settlements (since 2006) and the collaboration with UNESCO World heritage Bavaria. These are examples of the important contribution of Jörg Fassbinder to enhance the circulation and the development of archaeological prospection. He is a member of a number of international societies like ISAP, or ICOMOS (UNESCO) as well as a founding member of GNAA (Gesellschaft für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie und Archaeometrie).