Building on the technology of the current generation ground-based high-energy gamma-ray telescopes, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), made of about 100 telescopes located in La Palma and in Chile, will be ten times more sensitive than current instruments and have unprecedented energy coverage and accuracy. The CTAO will be the first ground-based gamma-ray observatory open to the worldwide scientific community.
Swiss scientists are members of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium since 2006. The University of Geneva is a shareholder of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory gGmbH, representing the Swiss interest.
The countries participating in CTA are currently in the process of establishing the CTAO European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CTAO ERIC) which will construct, commission and operate CTA for an intended period of 30 years.
In preparation for the positioning of Switzerland in the CTAO ERIC, we are pleased to invite you to participate to the Swiss CTA Day 2020, where we will discuss the status of the project, the ambitions of Switzerland in this endeavour and the Science.
The science talks of this meeting will present the result of working groups discussions fostering scientific exchange between non members and members of the CTA project.