The new edition of the Swiss Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Observatory Day will be held at the University of Zürich on 14 and 15 December 2022. All collaborators from anywhere are welcome to join the discussions and provide their inputs.
The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is composed of two arrays of telescopes in the Observatory Roque de los Muchachos in the La Palma Canadian Island and at Paranal, Chile. They are now under construction and will serve to observe gammay rays to unveil some of the mysteries of the universe. Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, EPFL, ETH, and University of Zürich are members of the CTAO since 2006. It has been selected as project relevant to Switzerland in the Roadmap for large Research Infrastructures of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
At the end of a vibrant year 2022, the premises of which were discussed in the second Swiss CTA Day the third edition of the Swiss CTA Day takes place. Scientists will discuss the status and future activities of the Swiss collaborators on the construction of CTAO, as well as the scientific activities related to CTA.
The link for registration for this third edition is on the right side as well as the links for presentations from the first edition in 2020 and the second edition in 2022.
SWISS CTA Day 2020
Building on the technology of the current generation ground-based high-energy gamma-ray telescopes, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), made of about 100 telescopes located in La Palma and in Chile, will be ten times more sensitive than current instruments and have unprecedented energy coverage and accuracy. The CTAO will be the first ground-based gamma-ray observatory open to the worldwide scientific community.