July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Second large scale Monte Carlo study for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Aug 3, 2015, 2:00 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution GA-IN Parallel GA13 Future


Tarek Hassan (UCM)


The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) represents the next generation of ground based instruments for Very High Energy gamma-ray astronomy. It is expected to improve on the sensitivity of current instruments by an order of magnitude and provide energy coverage from 20 GeV to more than 200 TeV. In order to achieve these ambitious goals Monte Carlo (MC) simulations play a crucial role, guiding the design of CTA. An overview of CTA second large-scale MC production will be given and the main conclusions concerning the influence of telescope layouts, altitude, night sky background levels and geomagnetic field will be discussed.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 416
Collaboration CTA

Primary author


Abelardo Moralejo (IFAE) Federico Di Pierro (INAF) Gernot Maier (DESY) Jim Hinton (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, P.O. Box 103980, D 69029 Heidelberg, Germany) Johan Bregeon (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, Université Mont- pellier) Konrad Bernlöhr (Max-Planck-Institut f ̈ur Kernphysik) Luisa Arrabito (CC-IN2P3 - Centre de Calcul (FR)) Matthew Wood (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford) Tobias Jogler (Department of Phy sics and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Universit)

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