Announcements

Q&A with RAM Engineer George Pruteanu

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the December 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. Meet George Pruteanu, the CTA Observatory’s (CTAO) RAM (reliability, availability, maintainability) Engineer. We asked him a  few questions to learn a bit about him and the work he is doing to ensure the long-term performance ganzen Artikel lesen...

Microquasars: The “Elusive” Gamma-Ray Emitters

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the December 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. Artistic view of a microquasar. Credit: NASA/ CXC/M.Weiss Written by: Giovanni Piano Microquasars are Galactic binary systems composed of a star and a compact object (a black hole or a neutron star) that eats up ganzen Artikel lesen...

Update from the Managing Director: Closing the Book on 2020 & Moving Toward Construction

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the December 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. By: Federico Ferrini, CTAO Managing Director The famous song “Money, Money makes the world go round…” from the film Cabaret has been playing through my head as we near the end of 2020. It may ganzen Artikel lesen...

October 2020 Consortium Meeting Wrap-up

Credit: Tiziana Abegg, CTAO Written by: Jürgen Knödlseder, Chair, CTA Consortium   As the on-going Covid-19 pandemic prevents the organisation of in-person meetings, the CTA Consortium meeting was again organised as an online meeting. Similar to the last meeting, the event was organised over two weeks, from 12 to 23 October, with parallel sessions scheduled ganzen Artikel lesen...

Seminario online de CTAO con la Fundación Starlight

El 9 y 10 de diciembre, tendrá lugar el seminario online "Explorando el Universo más Extremo desde Canarias con CTA", organizado por el CTA Observatory (CTAO) y la Fundación Starlight. El objetivo principal del seminario, dirigido a todos los miembros de la Fundación Starlight, es adentrarse en el observatorio terrestre de rayos gamma más grande ganzen Artikel lesen...

Prof. Tavani elected new President of INAF

Credit: INAF Professor Marco Tavani has been elected as the new President of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), shareholder institution of the CTA Observatory and host of the future CTAO headquarters in Bologna (Italy). Professor Tavani has actively dedicated his career to the fields of astronomy and high-energy astrophysics from both theoretical and observational ganzen Artikel lesen...

In Memory of Prof. Nicolò D’Amico

Credit: INAF We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Professor Nicolò D’Amico, President of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF). Professor D’Amico has left behind a profound legacy in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. It was his interest in high-energy astrophysics that led to his strong support of the Italian ganzen Artikel lesen...

PeVatrons: The Hunt for the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays with CTA

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the March 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. Written by: Heide Costantini and Ekrem Oğuzhan Angüner Cosmic rays are charged particles, mainly protons and helium nuclei, that arrive isotropically (i.e. exhibiting the same behaviour in all directions) from space and continuously bombard Earth’s ganzen Artikel lesen...

Update from the Managing Director: Staying the Course – Navigating & Adapting in Turbulent Times

Lee este artículo en español en nuestra CTA Newsletter. Originally published in the August 2020 issue of the CTA Newsletter. By: Federico Ferrini, CTAO Managing Director COVID-19, the pandemic that in the last few months has so dramatically struck the world, has, naturally, affected the CTA project activities. CTAO is distributed over four countries (Chile, Germany, ganzen Artikel lesen...

May 2020 Consortium Meeting Wrap-up

Written by: Jürgen Knödlseder, Chair, CTA Consortium   Originally the CTA Consortium had planned to meet for its biannual meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it moved to a virtual gathering to share information and results. For the first time in history, the CTA Consortium meeting was organised as a full ganzen Artikel lesen...