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In Memory of Prof. Giovanni Bignami (1944-2017)
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague and friend, Prof. Giovanni Bignami. Beyond his pioneering work in high-energy astrophysics, Prof. Bignami was crucial in promoting CTA – both as President of INAF and as a member of CTA’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee – and in establishing the strong role of Italian scientists in CTA. We will miss his charisma, advice and kind guidance. (photo credit: SKA)
CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Demonstrates Viability of Novel Schwarzschild-Couder Design
In October 2016, the ASTRI telescope prototype, a novel dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder telescope design proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), passed its biggest test yet by demonstrating a constant point-spread function of a few arc minutes over a large field of view of 10 degrees.