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.

CTA’s science remit is wide, and includes:

  • Active galactic nuclei
  • Dark matter
  • Gravitation
  • 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
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!