CTA-UK Science Meeting

March 12, 2021, from Steve Brygan

We are pleased to announce a CTA-UK Science Meeting to be held on the 24th and 25th June 2021. Postponed from April 2020, this will be a virtual meeting.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the major global observatory for very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. Covering a photon energy range from 20 GeV to 300 TeV, CTA will have a wider field-of-view, higher sensitivity, and better angular resolution than any instrument that has gone before. Its two arrays will have unprecedented capability for surveys, imaging of gamma-ray sources and time-domain astrophysics.

CTA’s science remit is wide. While the early science will come from the Key Science Projects, the observatory will be operated as an open, proposal-driven observatory, with all data available on a public archive after a proprietary period. In addition, data will be taken regularly as part of multiwavelength/multimessenger ToO campaigns. UK scientists are not only helping to build CTA but also helping to define its scientific programme: come to the CTA-UK Science Meeting and find out what CTA can do for you!

To find out more, and to register for the meeting, please go to http://cta2021.iopconfs.org/home The registration deadline is June 18th 2021. There will be a virtual poster session at the meeting, and students in particular are encouraged to submit posters.

Thanks to the support of STFC and the Institute of Physics, there is no registration fee for this meeting.