Building on the technology and the scientific expertise of the current generation ground-based high-energy gamma-ray telescopes, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) will be composed of 2 arrays in La Palma Canarian island and in Chile of a total of more than 60 telescopes. It will be about ten times more sensitive than current instruments and have an unprecedented energy coverage and accuracy. CTAO should pursue to become an open-access observatory of interest for the scientific community worldwide.
Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, EPFL, ETH, and University of Zürich are members of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium since 2006. The University of Geneva is the leading Institute in Switzerland of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory gGmbH.
The countries participating in CTA are currently in the process of establishing the CTAO European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CTAO ERIC) which will construct, commission and operate CTA for an intended period of more than 20 years.
In preparation for the activities of construction of Switzerland for CTAO and for the scientific activities related to CTA, we are pleased to invite you to participate to the Swiss CTA Day 2022, where we will discuss the status of the project, the ambitions of Switzerland in this endeavour and some selected scientific result.
This meeting is the second edition of the Swiss CTA days. Presentations at the first edition are accessible online.
The science talks of this meeting will present the result of working groups discussions fostering scientific exchange between non-members and members of the CTA project. The meeting will be transmitted on zoom: