FM12.6.04 — Cherenkov Telescope Array: Unveiling the Gamma Ray Universe and its Cosmic Particle Accelerators

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Aug 5th at 3:00 PM until 3:15 PM

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Author(s): Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino1

Institution(s): 1. IAG - University of Sao Paulo

Gamma-ray astronomy has a huge potential in astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an international initiative to build the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory which will have a factor of 5-10 improvement in sensitivity in the 100-GeV-10-TeV range and an extension to energies well below 100 GeV and above 100 TeV. CTA will consist of two arrays (one in the North and another in the South Hemisphere) and will provide a deep insight into the non-thermal high-energy Universe and its particle accelerators. In this talk, I will briefly present the major design concept of CTA as well as its vast science case (on behalf of the CTA Consortium).