Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia :
Multiwavelength Linkages Workshop 1

University of Adelaide, 19 September 2016


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 about 100 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. The pre-production phase of CTA (the 10 or so telescopes) will soon commence construction now that the sites have been chosen - Paranal (Chile) and La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain).

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 has enabled the consortium to underpin its involvement by contributing hardware to the CTA telescopes.

Workshop Purpose and Agenda

This 1 day workshop focuses on linkages with Australian radio and optical programmes. Future workshops in this series will also look at other areas of overlap. This follows on from our more general CTA workshops held in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The workshop is open to any astronomers..


To register, please email Gavin Rowell and for our catering, indicate any dietary requirements.