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Introducing the CTA concept
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
2013 (English)In: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 43, no SI, 3-18 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a new observatory for very high-energy (VHE) gamma rays. CTA has ambitions science goals, for which it is necessary to achieve full-sky coverage, to improve the sensitivity by about an order of magnitude, to span about four decades of energy, from a few tens of GeV to above 100 TeV with enhanced angular and energy resolutions over existing VHE gamma-ray observatories. An international collaboration has formed with more than 1000 members from 27 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. In 2010 the CTA Consortium completed a Design Study and started a three-year Preparatory Phase which leads to production readiness of CTA in 2014. In this paper we introduce the science goals and the concept of CTA, and provide an overview of the project.

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2013. Vol. 43, no SI, 3-18 p.
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TeV gamma-ray astronomy, Air showers, Cherenkov Telescopes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200876DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.01.007ISI: 000318126800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200876DiVA: diva2:625239
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Group Author(s): CTA Consortium, for complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.01.007

Available from: 2013-06-04 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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