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 1,350 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 15-19 May 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Spokesperson: Werner Hofmann

Co-Spokesperson: Rene Ong


Chair, CTA Consortium Board: Jürgen Knödlseder

Consortium Science Coordinator: Stefano Vercellone

Consortium Deputy Science Coordinator: Stefan Funk

Chair, SAPO: Jean-Pierre Ernenwein

Click on the country below to see the member institutes.

Department of Physics, Kyoto University
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University
Department of Physics, Konan University
Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University
Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University
Department of Physics, Tokai University
Dept. of Physics, Kinki University
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Tokai University Hospital
Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo
Department of Physical Science, Hiroshima University
Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, University of Tokushima
Faculty of Management Information, Yamanashi-Gakuin University
Riken, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
Kumamoto University
Department of Physics, Yamagata University
Department of Applied Physics, University of Miyazaki
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute (KMI) for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University
Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Nagoya University
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University
School of Allied Health Sciences, Kitasato University
Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)
Department of Physics, Rikkyo University

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University