The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) development would not be possible without the support of shareholders worldwide, as well as the cooperation with 1,500 members from 25 countries contributing to the definition of the instrument design and the scientific programme. Diversity and inclusion are not only morally fair, but they benefit the science field, increasing creativity and improving the working environment. The observatories of the future, like CTAO, own their progress not only to current researchers but also to past scientists that changed the scientific knowledge and worked hard to create a more inclusive and open environment. On their legacy we build CTAO.
“Building from Diversity” is a monthly series of articles that features leading figures from underrepresented groups in science (women, LGTBQIA+, people with disabilities, etc.), whose work and actions have had a positive impact and helped to develop today’s CTAO science, technology and education values. Written by CTAC members and external collaborators from partner institutions, each month we will delve into the work and lives of these researchers through short articles.