The global group of institutes and scientists contributing to the CTAO

»CTAC is a global effort with more than 1,500 scientists and engineers from about 150 institutes in 25 countries involved in the CTAO's science goals.«


The Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium (CTAC) includes 1,500 members from more than 150 institutes in 25 countries. The scientists and engineers of the CTAC devised the CTAO concept more than a decade ago and have been the driving force behind its design. The CTAC has developed and detailed CTAO’s key science goals (see “Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array“) and will be responsible for the science analysis and publication of scientific results of the Key Science Projects, ensuring that the CTAO produces legacy data sets and data products for use by the entire community.


The CTAC Speakers and Publications Office (SAPO) is responsible for reviewing all CTAC publications and contributions to conferences (i.e. abstracts, talks and proceedings). Learn more about CTAC publications in the Library.



Spokesperson: Werner Hofmann

Co-Spokesperson: Rene Ong


Chair, CTAC Board: Vitor de Souza


Coordinator, Consortium Science Working Group: Francesco Longo

Deputy Coordinator, Consortium Science Working Group: Alicia López


Coordinator, Consortium Analysis and Simulations Working Group: Valentina Fioretti

Co-Coordinator, Consortium Analysis and Simulations Working Group: Maximilian Linhoff


Chair, SAPO: Deirdre Horan

Co-Chair, SAPO: Daniela Hadasch

Click on the country below to see the member institutes.


Department of Applied Physics, University of Miyazaki

Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

Department of Physical Science, Hiroshima University

Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Nagoya University

Department of Physical Sciences, Aoyama Gakuin University

Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Department of Physics, Kindai University
Department of Physics, Konan University

Department of Physics, Kyoto University

Department of Physics, Rikkyo University

Department of Physics, Tokai University

Department of Physics, Yamagata University

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Faculty of Management Information, Yamanashi-Gakuin University

Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University

Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University

Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University

Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo

Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University

Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)

Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences, JAXA
Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, University of Tokushima
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute (KMI) for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University

Kumamoto University

Riken, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
School of Allied Health Sciences, Kitasato University
Tokai University Hospital

University of Tohoku, Astronomical Institute

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University