The Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics presents news, events and thematic overviews of national relevance on astronomy, space research, and physics, especially particle physics, for an interested general public. The focus is on activities by organisations of the network of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
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SWISS CTA Day 2020
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.