Research report 2013 - Max Planck Institute for Physics

Light into the Dark by Cherenkov Telescope Array

Schweizer, Thomas
MAGIC Gruppe und CTA Gruppe; Abteilung „Advanced Mathematical Methods for Particle Physics” (Masahiro Teshima)
Exciting results in gamma-ray astronomy have been obtained by the current generation Cherenkov telescope systems such as MAGIC. MAGIC is a ground-based detector, which consists of two 17 m diameter imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes on the Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary island of La Palma. The next generation Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is currently in design and its construction will start beginning of 2016. CTA is a large array of many telescopes of different sizes. Its sensitivity will be about 10 times that of MAGIC.

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