Seminars at FGG

CTA: toward the next generation of Cherenkov Telescopes

Speaker: Angelo Antonelli (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)

Date and time: 2009-08-21 11:00

Very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy has witnessed a major breakthrough with the physics results obtained by ground-based instruments during the last few years.These results have demonstrated impressively the huge potential of this field, not only in the area of astrophysics, but also in particle physics and cosmology. However, it also became apparent that the performance of current instruments is not sufficient to tap the full physics potential. The answer of the European VHE energy community to that challenge is the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). In this talk I will shortly review the CTA project.