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The Cherenkov Telescope Array: A very-high-energy complement to future high-energy space missions.

Doro M.
  Venerdì 15/09   15:30 - 18:30   Aula A203   III - Astrofisica
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be a new observatory for the study of very-high-energy gamma-ray sources, designed to achieve an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity in the $\sim 30$ GeV to $\sim 100$ TeV energy band compared to currently operating instruments: VERITAS, MAGIC, and H.E.S.S. CTA will probe known sources with unprecedented sensitivity, angular resolution, and spectral coverage, while also detecting hundreds of new sources. CTA will provide access to data in this energy band to members of the wider astronomical community for the first time. The CTA Consortium will also conduct a number of Key Science Projects, including a Galactic Plane survey and a survey of one quarter of the extragalactic sky, creating legacy data sets that will also be available to the public. The science, technology and status of advance will be highlighted, focusing on the Italian contribution and impact.