Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia :
Consortium Workshop 2

University of Adelaide, 16 - 17 April 2015


The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) represents the next step in ground-based TeV (10^12 eV) gamma-ray astronomy. It will utilise the successful methods employed by HESS and others in the field via an array of over 50 imaging Cherenkov telescopes in the Southerm Hemisphere (with a smaller scale array in the Northern Hemisphere). CTA will be at least 10 times more sensitive than HESS, and cover a wider energy range from about 20 GeV to well over 100 TeV. Many of the key science topics to be advanced by CTA are summarised in this special edition of the journal Astroparticle Physics.

A consortium of six universities (U. Adelaide, UNSW, U. Sydney, U. West. Sydney, ANU, Monash) joined CTA in July 2013. ARC LIEF funding in 2015 will enable the consortium to further its involvement by contributing hardware to the CTA telescopes.

Workshop Purpose and Agenda

This 2 day workshop (following on from the first workshop here) will disuss Australia's role in CTA from hardware and scientific perspectives, and long-term funding plans. Some focus will be the linkages with Australian activities in other areas of astronomy. The workshop is open to any astronomers interested in CTA and its science.


Please register here, indicating if you want to present a talk, and for our catering, any dietary requirements.