Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia :
Monash University (Clayton): 5 - 6 April 2018
The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a transformational next step in ground-based TeV
(1012eV) 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 located at Paranal Chile (About 20 telescopes will be
in the Northern Hemisphere at La Palma, Canary Islands).
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 much more detailed "Science With the CTA" is also available
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 and 2017-21 has enabled the consortium to underpin its involvement by contributing hardware to the CTA telescopes.
Additional funding from NCRIS (via Astronomy Australia Ltd.) support Australia's engagement in CTA.
Workshop Purpose and Agenda
This two-day workshop follows on from our previous workshops (in 2013, 2015, Apr. 2016, Sept. 2016 , Apr. 2017
, Nov. 2017), and will disuss Australia's role in CTA and linkages with Australian activities in other areas of astronomy. The workshop is open to any astronomers interested in CTA and its science.
Venue - Clayton campus of Monash University.
The meeting will be held at Monash
University's Clayton campus.
We will be in Room 107 (large seminar room) of the Physics building.
Some maps to help you find it:
PDF map of Clayton campus- you're looking for number 10 on the orange
"College Walk" line. This is the Physics building.
Alternatively, try the Map and building locator:
choose "Clayton campus".
Rooms have been booked at Mannix
College, immediately south of the Monash
Clayton campus, with arrival on April 4th and departure on the 6th.
The college is across Wellington Road, and between Cobain
and Parker Streets (on the PDF map linked above, look for the "11" at the bottom edge of the map).
Here's a Google
It's about 650 metres from the college to the School of
Physics and Astronomy, almost entirely through the campus itself.
The Workshop dinner (Thursday 5/4) will be at the Middle Eastern Samsara Restaurant in
Please advise of any specific dietary requirements in your registration
information (primarily for the workshop catering; most restaurants can
accomodate vegetarian, coeliac, etc diets).
Transport to and from the dinner will be arranged.
Please register here, indicating if you want to present a talk, and for our catering, any dietary requirements.