CTA-UK Science Meeting
** Due to the CoVID-19 outbreak the meeting has been postponed until a later date **
Durham University, 21st-22nd April 2020
Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Dept. of Physics
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the major global observatory for very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. Covering a photon energy range from 20 GeV to 300 TeV, CTA will have a wider field-of-view, higher sensitivity, and better angular resolution than any instrument that has gone before. Its two arrays will have unprecedented capability for surveys, imaging of gamma-ray sources and time-domain astrophysics.
The CTA Observatory will be operated as an open, proposal-driven observatory, with all data available on a public archive after a proprietary period. In addition, data will be taken regularly as part of multiwavelength/multimessenger ToO campaigns. UK scientists are not only helping to build CTA but also helping to define its scientific programme: come to the CTA-UK Science Meeting and find out what CTA can do for you!
CTA’s science remit is wide, and includes:
- Active galactic nuclei
- Dark matter
- Gamma-ray burst and gravitational wave follow-up observations
- Pulsars and pulsar wind nebulae
- Star forming systems
- Galactic plane and Galactic centre surveys
- Galaxy clusters
- Extragalactic survey