Webinars for Researchers

Synergies in the Exploration of the Extreme Universe

Beginning in April 2021, the CTA Observatory (CTAO) and the CTA Consortium (CTAC) will launch the monthly webinar series “Synergies in the Exploration of the Extreme Universe,” focused on the various multi-wavelength (MWL) and multi-messenger (MM) synergies of CTA science with other instruments. Each webinar in the series, which are aimed at researchers in astrophysics and astronomy, will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month via Zoom. The time for each webinar will alternate to make the live connection more accessible to scientists in different time zones. The entire series is open and free to all researchers with a one-time registration. Click on the button below to get started!

Subscribe to the webinar series

Originally conceived as an instrument to aid CTA MWL Coordination activities, and aimed primarily as a permanent, online discussion forum for the CTA Community, this series is now open to all scientists interested in engaging with CTA from the broadest scientific perspectives. The objective is to enhance CTA engagement with the broad astronomy science community, to build bridges with external groups within the MWL and MM fields with which CTA can cooperate in the future, as well as to keep the CTA community up to date about the MWL developments and instrumentation relevant to CTA science.


The webinars will be broadcasted via Zoom. Information about the next seminar and the access details for each month’s webinar will be shared with all subscribers via email. Subscription is required only once, and it is valid for the entire series. Additionally, the series programme for each month will be available on this webpage and advertised on CTA social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).


The series is curated by the CTA MWL Task Force, in coordination with CTAC and CTAO Management, and with the support of the CTA Consortium Science Working Groups.

Next Webinar:

Synergies between CTAO and Gravitational Wave Observatories

Time: June 23 @ 9:00 AM CET (Check your time zone)

On 2017 August 17, the merger of a binary neutron-star system observed through gravitational waves and multi-wavelength emission from gamma rays, X-ray, ultraviolet-optical-near infrared, to radio marked the history of [...]


Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)


Event Organizing Committee (EOC)

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) brings together a community of diverse cultural backgrounds and personal and professional abilities and experiences. This diversity makes us strong, and the CTA Observatory (CTAO) is committed to supporting and protecting it. To do so, the following CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings shall be applied. It provides guidelines for the basic standards and rules of behaviour expected in any online or in-person meeting/event organized by the CTAO. They apply to any participant, regardless of whether they are CTA members or external participants.


CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings focuses on different core values:


1. Diversity

– Refrain from unpleasant or disparaging remarks or actions, in particular, on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, beliefs, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, job status/title, disability or family situation.

– Treat others with tact, courtesy and respect.

– Abstain from and actively discourage discrimination in all forms.

– Respect and value differences.


2. Integrity

– Ensure to credit others for their contribution.

– Respect the privacy of others and protect personal information given to you in confidence.


3. Professionalism

– Respect the contribution of each participant to the meeting/event.

– Maintain a professional environment characterized by good working relations and an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.

– Provide advice and guidance to colleagues, where appropriate.

– Abstain from and actively discourage all forms of harassment as well as verbal, non-verbal, written or physical abuse.


4. Creativity

– Use your professional experience in a constructive manner.

– Be open to new ideas and approaches. Be thoughtful with all participants’ work and provide only constructive critiques.


Mutual respect is paramount, and your right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect, also is protected. The CTAO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of participants attending our events and meetings, and the organizer, person responsible and/or chairperson of the event/meeting reserves the right to ask any participant who does not follow these guidelines to leave the event/meeting (without refunding the fee, if any).


To privately report a violation of the CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings during or after the “Synergies in the Exploration of the Extreme Universe” webinar series, please contact the chairwoman and one of the organizers, Roberta Zanin (CTAO Project Scientist).


The “CTAO Code of Conduct for Events and Meetings” is based on the “CTAO Code of Conduct” (May 2018).

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  • Anna Franckowiak, “Multi-Messenger Data Networks: The potential and impact on the CTA science” – Video
  • Gautham Narayan, “Alert Brokers for Astrophysical Surveys: What is in it for CTA and how to engage” – Video & Slides
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  • Shri Kulkarni, “Precursor large optical surveys of the transient sky: The Zwicky Transient Facility” – Video
  • Frédéric Daigne, “Gamma-ray Burst Observations with the Future SVOM Mission and Synergies with the CTAO” – Video
  • Steve Longmore, “ACES – The ALMA Central Molecular Zone Exploration Survey” – Video 
  • Paolo Padovani, “Neutrinos from Blazar Jets: Open Issues and Multi-Messenger Synergies” – Video
  • Rob Fender, “Present and Future of Large Radio Surveys of the Extreme Universe” – Video