CTA Consortium

The global group of institutes and scientists contributing to CTA

»CTA is a global effort with more than 1,350 scientists and engineers from 210 institutes in 32 countries involved in directing CTA's science goals and array design.«

CTA Consortium

The CTA Consortium includes 1,420 members from 210 institutes in 32 countries. This group of institutions is currently responsible for directing the science goals of the observatory and is involved in the array design and supplying components (as in-kind contributions). Its internal authority, the Consortium Board, includes representatives from each of the Consortium institutes and is responsible for endorsing all major Consortium decisions.


The Speakers and Publications Office (SAPO), which is responsible for reviewing all CTA publications and contributions to conferences (i.e. abstracts, talks and proceedings), also falls under this group. Learn more about CTA publications in the Library.



The Consortium meets twice annually. The next meeting will be 14-18 May in Paris.


Spokesperson: Werner Hofmann

Co-Spokesperson: Rene Ong


Chair, CTA Consortium Board: Jürgen Knödlseder

Consortium Science Coordinator: Stefan Funk

Consortium Deputy Science Coordinator: Emma de Oña Wilhelmi

Chair, SAPO: Jean-Pierre Ernenwein

Vice-Chair, SAPO: Vitor de Souza

Click on the country below to see the member institutes.


Department of Applied Physics, University of Miyazaki

Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo

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 Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University

Department of Physics, 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