The Cherenkov Telescope Array

  • Balazs, Csaba (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Burton, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Crocker, Roland (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dawson, Bruce (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Filipovic, Miroslav (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Green, Anne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rowell, Gavin (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a major advance in very high energy gamma-ray astronomy. It will
    be 10 times more sensitive than current instruments and it will transform many topics in high energy
    astrophysics concerning extreme particle acceleration, and in astro-particle physics such as dark matter.
    Over 1000 scientists from over 25 countries are involved and prototype telescopes are under construction.
    This project will enable a hardware contribution to the pre-production array of telescopes, bringing with it full
    membership, plus access to all data and core science programmes of CTA. Australian astronomers can then
    influence astrophysics goals of CTA, and add new scientific value to Australia's radio astronomical facilities.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15

    Funding

    • University of New South Wales: AUD30,000.00
    • University of Sydney: AUD30,000.00
    • Western Sydney University: AUD30,000.00
    • Monash University: AUD30,000.00
    • Australian National University : AUD30,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD270,000.00