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Monte Carlo Performance Studies of Candidate Sites for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
1h
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 80
Poster contribution GA-EX Poster 2 GA

Speaker

Mr GERNOT Maier (DESY)

Description

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next-generation gamma-ray observatory with sensitivity in the energy range from ~20 GeV to beyond 300 TeV. CTA is proposed to consist of two arrays of 40-100 imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, with one site located in each of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The evaluation process for the candidates sites for CTA is supported by detailed Monte Carlo simulations, which take different attributes like altitude and geomagnetic field configuration into account. In this contribution we present the comparison of the sensitivity and performance of the different CTA site candidates for the measurement of very-high energy gamma rays.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 152
Collaboration CTA

Primary author

Mr GERNOT Maier (DESY)

Co-authors

Mr Abelardo Moralejo (IFAE, campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain) Mr Federico Di Pierro (INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, 10125 Torino, Italy) Mr Jim Hinton (Max-Plank Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany) Mr Johan Bregeon (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier - UMR5299, Université de Montpellier - CNRS/IN2P3, Place Eugène Bataillon - CC 72, 34095 Montpellier Cédex 05 FRANCE) Mr Konrad Bernlöhr (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany) Luisa Arrabito (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier - UMR5299, Université de Montpellier - CNRS/IN2P3, Place Eugène Bataillon - CC 72, 34095 Montpellier Cédex 05 FRANCE) Mr Matthew Wood (SLAC) Mr Tarek Hassan (Dpto. de F\'isica At\'omica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) Mr Tobias Jogler (SLAC)

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